Meet the Researcher – Selena Romero and Ashley Salim

Selena Romero and her Co-Presenter Ashley Salim were invited to present their research at NCUR 2020. Selena Romero is a Senior General Business major with a double minor in Entrepreneurship and Contemporary Music Business. Romero and Salim first got involved in their research, “Does the Remote-Control ‘Control’ Our Future?”, during an in-class project for Dr. Patricia Blevins, their Faculty Mentor. A year later, Dr. Blevins reached out to Romero and Salim to present their research at Oklahoma Research Day and NCUR 2020. 

The concept of using an actual remote device to change a channel revolutionized the television industry and unlocked other uses of a remote device. This research explores the advancements of remote-control technology and tries to determine the direction of device usage in the future. Specific focus is placed on the dependency of repeated use and the variety of devices utilized, predicting phones are replacing all remotes in general.