Graduate Research Symposium

McHenry Library
May 9, 2014
1:30 - 4:30 PM

Join us at 1:30 pm on Friday, May 9th, for the 10th Annual Graduate Research Symposium. This event offers graduate students an opportunity to share their research with faculty, staff, friends, colleagues and the local community in the form of poster, oral, live or multimedia presentations.

This year’s event will take place in the "Information Commons South" area on the 2nd floor of the McHenry Library. The Symposium will feature up to 30 oral and live presentations, 75 poster presentations and 10 media presentations. The Awards Reception begins at 3:30, with refreshments being provided by the Global Village Café. 

Register for the 10th Annual Graduate Research Symposium. 

The registration form will be open April 7th until April 25th at noon.

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.

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 1:15 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.

Presenters - Please review our Best Practices site!

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2013 Award Winners

Chancellors Award ($500) 

Sadia Halima
Social Documentation 
A DOCUMENTARY FILM ON ELECTED WOMEN LEADERS' PARTICIPATION IN GRASSROOTS POLITICS IN RURAL INDIA (Media) 

Graduate Dean’s Award ($250) 

Mark Norris
Linguistics 
CASE CONCORD AT THE SYNTAX-PHONOLOGY INTERFACE (Poster) 

Alumni Association Award  ($150 UCSC Bookstore Gift Certificate)

Arts Division 

Gene Felice
Digital Arts & New Media 
OCEANIC SCALES BALANCE THROUGH BIOMIMICRY (Poster) 

Jack Baskin School of Engineering 

Amie Radenbaugh
Biomolecular Engineering & Bioinformatics
IDENTIFYING SOMATIC MUTATIONS IN CANCER USING HIGH-THROUGHPUT SEQUENCING DATA FROM DNA AND RNA (Poster)

Humanities Division 

Allan Jay Schwade
Linguistics 
THE ROLE OF GENDER IN WORD RECOGNITION (Oral) 

Physical & Biological Sciences Division 

Meghan Powers
Ocean Sciences 
BIOLUMINESCENCE IN THE DEEP-SEA CTENOPHORE BATHOCYROE FOSTERI (Oral) 

Social Sciences Division 

Veronica Yovovich
Environmental Studies 
TROPHIC CASCADES: PUMAS, DEER, AND OAKS IN THE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS (Poster) 

Dean's Award ($100 UCSC Bookstore Gift Certificate)

Arts Division 

Dana Forsberg
Social Documentation 
GROWING PEOPLE: A DOCUMENTARY FILM (Media) 

Jack Baskin School of Engineering 

Vladislav Uzunangelov
Biomolecular Engineering & Bioinformatics 
A PATHWAY-CENTRIC ANALYSIS OF TCGA MUTATION DATA (Poster) 

Humanities Division 

Ariane Helou
Literature 
THE SIBYL'S VOICE: PROPHECY AND PERFORMANCE IN EARLY MODERN ITALY (Oral) 

Physical & Biological Sciences Division 

Rachel Doran
Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology 
FROM ARMOR TO ACHILLES HEEL: TARGETING THE GLYCAN SHIELD OF HIV IN NOVEL VACCINE STRATEGIES (Poster) 

Social Sciences Division

Joanna Weill
Psychology 
SOCIAL HISTORIES OF CAPITAL DEFENDANTS (Poster)