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Tri-Center Symposium 

Celebrating Student-Centered Research 

The College of Mathematics and Science will host the 3rd annual Tri-Center Symposium, this year's event will be April 1st in the Donald Betz STEM Research and Learning Center. Tri-Center will include student poster presentations, a keynote speaker, afternoon breakout sessions, and a reception following the event. 
The symposium showcases student research posters from the three Research Centers in the college: the Center for Wildlife Forensics and Conservation Studies (CFACS), the Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Education and Research (CIBER), and the Center for Research and Education in Interdisciplinary Computation (CREIC). 

Symposium Date: April 1, 2022, 8:45 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Hazem Refai 12:00- 1:00 p.m. in STEM 101

For a detailed schedule and zoom links for virtual visitors, visit our program.

 2022 Tri-Center Symposium Program

Session one Poster Schedule

Session two Poster Schedule

Session three poster Schedule

Friday's schedule overview: 

8:30-10:00 AM - Registration in STEM lobby

9:45 AM Dean's Welcome in STEM 101

10:00-11:00 AM Poster Session 1 

11:00-11:15 AM Break for Refreshments and Socializing

11:15-11:45 AM Breakout Session 1

11:45-12:45 AM Boxed lunches will be provided for student presenters and their faculty mentors. 

12:00-1:00 PM Dr. Simmons (Welcome), Dr. Hazem Refai titled “STEM: Changing Future for Everyone”. Location:  Hybrid-STEM 101 and Zoom 

1:15-2:15 PM Poster Session 2

2:15-2:30 PM Break for Refreshments and Socializing

2:30-3:30 PM Poster Session 3

3:30-4:00 PM Breakout Session 2

4:15-5:30 PM Final Reception and Awards in the Howell Hall Atrium


Keynote Speaker, Dr. Hazem Refai 

Titled: “STEM: Changing Future for Everyone”

Biography: Dr. Refai is the Williams Professor for Telecommunication and Networking at the OU School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Telecommunication Program in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is the founder and director of the Wireless Electromagnetic Compliance and Design (WECAD) Center at OU-Tulsa. His fields of interest include the development of wireless systems for medical applications and devices, the characterization of hospital RF environment for medical electronics, artificial intelligence in transportation, and cognitive RF and optical radios and networks.