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Oklahoma Water Resources Center

Student Water Conference

SWC overview

Oklahoma State University, through funds provided by the Orville L. and Helen L. Buchanan Family Trust and a grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, hosted the 2016 Annual Student Water Conference on March 24-25, 2016 on the Stillwater campus of Oklahoma State University. This is the highlight of OkState Water Week for many.

About the Conference: The conference consists entirely of student presentations to be judged by a panel of faculty members for providing constructive feedback to students in regard to their research presentation skills. Student activities promote interaction among students of all disciplines. The conference includes two major lectures: the annual Buchanan Lecture and a Career Perceptions Lecture. All SWC activities take place in the French Lounge, SU 270.

Buchanan Lecture: In 2016 Ty Ferre, Darcy Lecturer and University of Arizona professor, presented Seeing Things Differently: Rethinking the Relationship Between Data, Models, and Decision-Making. His talk addressed improving our ability to make decisions about water under uncertain conditions. It examined the role of science, through data collection and model development, in informing personal, economic, and policy decisions about water as a shared resource.

Oral Presentation Guidelines: Oral presentations should be made with PowerPoint. A computer and projector will be provided. You may either bring your presentation on a flash drive or e-mail to garey.fox@okstate.edu before the conference. Please ensure that your presentation is approximately 15 minutes, which will leave 2-3 minutes for questions.

Cafe-Style Poster Presentation Guidelines: We will provide easels and poster boards (3 ft by 4 ft) for mounting your posters. You will be required to print your own posters and bring them to the conference. At the start of the session, poster presenters will give a brief, overview (maximum of 2 minutes) of their poster to the audience.

Awards are given for outstanding student poster and oral presentations.

Abstract Submission: Apply to present at this conference by completing the abstract submission form (linked here) by January 2017.

Airport Shuttle: A shuttle will be provided between the Oklahoma City Airport (OKC / Will Rogers World Airport) and Stillwater on Wednesday, and Saturday, before and after the conference.

Directions to campus: Linked here. The Student Union parking garage is a convenient place to park for this event.

For more information about the Student Water Conference, please contact Dr. Garey Fox (garey.fox@okstate.edu).

Revisit past conferences:

2016  |  2015  |  2014  |  2013  |  2012

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