About ORD



As a premier academic research event in the State, the first Oklahoma Research Day was held in 1999 at the University of Central Oklahoma. A consortium event coordinated by Oklahoma's Regional Universities, Oklahoma Research Day was created to be more than merely a celebration of student and faculty research, creative, and scholarly activities.  The event was established to create the opportunity for students and faculty from multiple institutions to interact with their counterparts in their respective disciplines.


Picture of poster presenations

Prior to 2008, Oklahoma Research Day was held on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma. Starting in 2008 other campuses began to host the event, with Northeastern State University inaugurating this new stage of Oklahoma Research Day's development. Cameron University continued this new tradition by hosting the 2010 and 2011 Oklahoma Research Day events. The 2013 and 2014 Oklahoma Research Day events were hosted by the University of Central Oklahoma; the 2015 and 2016 events were hosted by Northeastern State University. Oklahoma Research Day 2017 and 2018 were hosted by Northwestern Oklahoma State University at Enid's Central National Bank Center. Oklahoma Research Day 2019 and 2020 will be hosted by Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford Oklahoma.


Oklahoma Research Day has grown in numbers with contributions from all of Oklahoma's institutions of higher education including many collaborative contributions from national and international academic and research institutions. The first Oklahoma Research Day saw 233 poster presentations by students and faculty from Oklahoma colleges and universities. In 2017, the number of poster presentations had grown to surpass 550 presentations with over 1,100 registered students, faculty, and guests.




Oklahoma Research Day would not be possible without the sponsorship of the following organizations:

  • Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE);
  • Oklahoma Established Program for Stimulating Competitive Research (EPSCoR) - National Science Foundation;
  • Idea Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) - National Institutes of Health;
  • Cameron University;
  • East Central University;
  • Northeastern State University;
  • Northwestern Oklahoma State University;
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University;
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University; and
  • University of Central Oklahoma