11th Annual Graduate Research Symposium, 2015

McHenry Library
April 24, 2015
1:00 - 4:00 PM

The Symposium offers graduate students from every division the opportunity to discuss their research with colleagues on campus and with the public. Our students present their work in the form of posters, live presentations, and media demonstrations. The Symposium also awards juried prizes, overseen by a panel of judges comprised of faculty, staff, researchers, alumni, and industry professionals, for presenters from each division and two overall awards.

This year's event will be held in the "Information Commons South" area on the 2nd floor of the McHenry Library. In recognition of Alumni Weekend and UCSC's 50th Anniversary, we will also hilghlight several graduate alumni who were past symposium awardees.

Presenter Registration will be open March 9 through April 10, 2015. Please read below for general guidelines for presenters.

We welcome presenters from all disciplines on campus, and ecourage live and media presentations as well as traditional poster presentations!

Each presentation must have a primary presenter, but may also list up to three co-presenters. Presentations must be hosted by at least one presenter for the full duration of the session.

Presenters - Please review our Best Practices site!

Poster Presentations: All posters must fit on 4' x 4' easels provided in the Information Commons South. Posters will be arranged in the order in which they arrive. There will be personnel available to assist with set up. Posters presenters must check in at the registration table between 12:30 and 1:10 pm on the 2nd floor of the McHenry Library. Posters may be removed after 3:30 pm.

Oral Presentations: Oral and live presentations will be in three classrooms on the 2nd floor of the McHenry Library. A computer and projector will be available, but you may bring your own laptop if you like. An easel will also be available for additional visual aids. Be sure to indicate your media needs on the registration form. Oral presenters must check in at the registration table between 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm on the 2nd floor of the McHenry Library. (Due to time restrictions, oral/live presentations must be limited to 10 minutes in length including set-up and tear-down.)

Media Presentations: Media presentations in audio and/or video formats will be in the southeast corner of the Information Commons South. Please specify your media needs on your registration form. Media presenters must check in at the registration table between 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm on the 2nd floor of the McHenry Library.

2014 Graduate Research Symposium Program 

(please check back for 2015 information)

2014 Graduate Research Symposium presenters 

(please check back for 2015 symposium presenters)

2014 Award Winners

Chancellor’s Award: $500 cash prize

Rachel Doran

Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology

LEARNING FROM VETERANS: A CLOSER LOOK AT ELITE CONTROLLERS OF HIV FOR HIV VACCINE DEVELOPMENT (Poster)

 

Graduate Dean’s Award: $250 cash prize

Noel E. Smyth

History

THE NATCHEZ DIASPORA: A HISTORY OF INDIGENOUS DISPLACEMENT IN EARLY AMERICA (Poster)

 

Arts Division

Alumni Association Award: $150 bookstore gift certificate

David Kant

Music

THRESHOLDS AND FRAGILE STATES: THE MUSIC OF CHAOS (Media)

 

Dean’s Award: $100 bookstore gift certificate

Lena Jackson

Social Documentation

CRENSHAW (Media)

 

Jack Baskin School of Engineering

Alumni Association Award: $150 bookstore gift certificate

Aaron Reed

Computer Science

ICE-BOUND: AN INTERACTIVE BOOK ENABLED BY RESEARCH IN TECHNOLOGY AND ARTS (Oral)

 

Dean’s Award: $100 bookstore gift certificate

Kate Norris

Electrical Engineering

RESISTIVE SWITCHING BEHAVIOR OF Sio2 COSPUTTERED WITH PLATINUM (Poster)

Humanities Division

Alumni Association Award: $150 bookstore gift certificate

Joanna Meadvin

Literature

"ANHELOS QUE AÚN NO SE HAN REALIZADO": JEWISH WRITERS AND THE MAKING OF THE JEWISH AMERICAS (1890-1970) (Poster)

 

Dean’s Award: $100 bookstore gift certificate

Jessica Y. Neasbitt

History of Consciousness

OF LASERS AND LABIA: AN EXAMINATION OF THE MAJOR PLAYERS, INVESTMENTS, AND STAKES OF FEMALE GENITAL COSMETIC SURGERY IN THE U.S. (Oral)

 

Physical & Biological Sciences Division

Alumni Association Award: $150 bookstore gift certificate

Rachael Orben

Ocean Sciences

BIGGER IS NOT ALWAYS BETTER: BODY SIZE PREDICTS INDIVIDUAL WINTER FORAGING STRATEGIES OF THICK-BILLED MURRES (URIA LOMVIA) IN THE BERING SEA (Oral)

 

Dean’s Award: $100 bookstore gift certificate

Danica Roth

Earth Sciences

ROCKS GO BOINK: HOW MUCH DOES RIVER BEDLOAD SHAKE THE BED? (Oral)

 

Social Sciences Division

Alumni Association Award: $150 bookstore gift certificate

Sharifa Crandall

Environmental Studies

MICROCLIMATE MATTERS: AIRBORNE FUNGAL SPORES IN A COASTAL FOREST AND GRASSLAND (Poster)

 

Dean’s Award: $100 bookstore gift certificate

Joanna Weill

Psychology

DO CAPITAL JURORS REPRESENT THE "CONSCIENCE OF THE COMMUNITY"?: THE BIASING EFFECTS OF DEATH QUALIFICATION (Poster)