Oklahoma (Virtual) Research Day 2021 – Check it out!

Oklahoma Research Day (ORD) is an annual event showcasing cutting-edge student and faculty research conducted at the state’s colleges and universities. This year’s event is online and will run from March 5 until March 19. I invite you to check it out!

Below is helpful information to get started and to navigate the virtual ORD.

Event Launch/Go Live
ORD 2021 will launch on Friday, March 5 at midnight, and access to the event website will become available.

Navigating the site
Click the ORD 2021 link: https://symposium.foragerone.com/okrd21 to navigate the event’s Welcome Page. Participants may further navigate the site using three tabs (located at the top of the page): Welcome Page, Presentations, and Live Sessions.

Viewing presentations
Select the Presentations Tab to view ALL presentations.

Searching for presentations
Enter Keyword(s) or Author(s) in the Search Bar at the top of the page to search for specific presentations. Select Filters on the left side of the screen to find a specific Institution and/or Subject.
Click any presentation listing to view it full screen. Click the back arrow on the web browser (top left of screen) to return to the list of presentations.

Leaving comments for presentations
A Comments Box becomes accessible (bottom of the screen) once any presentation is opened. Type questions or comments about the presentation in the comments box and click the Post button.
Please note: Only registered participants may leave comments. Registering ensures that participants can view, comment, and receive responses. Participants will be notified if a presenter replies to a comment. Please restrict comments to positive, thoughtful feedback and engaging questions, and refrain from entering negative comments, threatening language, or harassment, as these will not be tolerated.

Viewing speakers’ remarks
Select the Live Sessions Tab to view presentations from Chancellor Glen Johnson and Executive Director of the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) Michael Carolina. These sessions were pre-recorded and will be available from event launch (Friday, March 5, 2021) until event closure (Friday, March 19, 2021). Sessions may be viewed an unlimited number of times.

For any issues navigating the platform, please feel free to contact event organizers at Cameron University at 580-581-2282 or at nrestivo@cameron.edu.

Dr. Springer is a professor of History and faculty director of the Office of High-Impact Practices at UCO.