Roselynn Simpson of Wetumka is congratulated by Chancellor Glen D. Johnson as East Central University’s representative at Research Day held recently at the state Capitol. Simpson, a junior majoring in biology, won second place in the regional university and community college category for her lupus research. Twenty-one undergraduate students representing 15 Oklahoma colleges and universities presented competitive research posters to the State Legislature and the public during the annual event sponsored by Oklahoma EPSCoR, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the National Science Foundation. Research Day is designed to bring about awareness of the outstanding research taking place in Oklahoma’s colleges and universities. Lupus is an incurable autoimmune disease responsible for severe adverse health effects.