Cheyanne Olson

Name: Cheyanne Olson

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 918-343-7766

Title: Instructor

Department: Biology

Office: Loshbaugh Hall, Room 208

Cheyanne OlsonCheyanne is an Instructor for the Department of Biology at Rogers State University.


M.S. Environmental Science
Texas A&M University: Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX

B.S. Fish and Wildlife Biology
Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK

Research Interests

  • Stream Ecosystem Functioning 
  • Impacts of Urbanization on Water Quality 
  • Fish and Macroinvertebrate Diversity 
  • Aquatic Organism Behavior 

Professional Experience

May 2018 – Present
Biology Instructor
Rogers State University, Claremore, OK

Science Teacher
Oneta Ridge Middle School, Broken Arrow, OK

2016-2017, Research Assistant 
2015-2016, Teaching Assistant
Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX

Lab Collection Assistant
Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK
Duties: Recorded and analyzed animal collections lab, maintained preserved specimens within lab, learned basic taxidermy skills and museum collection techniques.


  • Citizen Science Association Workgroup
  • Oklahoma Blue Thumb
  • Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
  • U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, Ozark Plateau Wildlife Refuge


  • Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
  • Ecological Society of America
  • National Science Teacher Association
  • Oklahoma Academy of Science
  • Citizen Science Association


  • 2019-2020 Oklahoma State University: Marc Frieden/Fred Fidanque Scholarship

Publications & Presentations

  • Ehrmann, H. Olson, C. Montagna, P. Palmer, T. Turner, E. 2019. Are small volumes of freshwater inflow sufficient to effect water and sediment quality in estuaries? Coastal & Estuarine Research Federation 25th Biennial Conference, Mobile, AL.
  • Olson, C. Colston, N. 2019. So What? Evaluating Citizen Science Learning Outcomes. Annual Technical Meeting of the Oklahoma Academy of Science, Edmond, OK.
  • Olson, C. Colston, N. 2019. Citizen Science as a Tool for Water Monitoring in Oklahoma. Oklahoma Governor’s Water Conference, Midwest City, OK.
  • Olson, C. Colston, N. 2020. From Mere Students to Citizen Scientists: Water-Related Projects for Your Classroom. Oklahoma Association for Environmental Education Expo, Oklahoma City, OK.
  • Olson, C. Colston, N. 2020. Making Waves: Evaluating Participant Outcomes in Blue Thumb, a Citizen Science Program. Oklahoma Clean Lakes and Water Association, Midwest City, OK.[Conference cancelled due to Covid-19].