Graduate Symposium 2024

Winners

Best Presentation of the Symposium, $1000

VPDGS Peter Biehl, Brynna Downey, PBSci Dean Bryan Gaensler

Brynna Downey
Earth and Planetary Sciences
Poster: The History of Titan Hidden in How It Spins

Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies Peter Biehl (left) presents the Best Overall Presentation of the Symposium Certificate to Brynna Downey (center) with Physical and Biological Sciences Dean Bryan Gaensler (right)

Best Presentation of the Arts Division, $250

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Stephanie Valadez
Music
Talk: (Mis)translation and Appropriation: Indigenous Resilience in Colonial Reverberations

Dean Celine Parreñas Shimizu (left) presents the Best Presentation of the Arts Division Certificate to Stephanie Valadez (right)

Best Presentation of Baskin Engineering, $250

Baskin School of Engineering Dean Alexander Wolf presents the Best of the Engineering School Certificate to Vikas Peddu

Vikas Peddu
Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics
Talk: Tiny Tech, Big Impact: Nanopore Sequencing vs. Cancer

Dean of Baskin School of Engineering Alexander Wolf (left) presents the Best Presentation of Baskin Engineering Certificate to Vikas Peddu (right)

Best Presentation of the Humanities Division, $250

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Emre Keser
History of Conciousness
Talk: Man/Monster/State: Genealogies of the Nation-State and the (In)Human

Dean of the Humanities Division Jasmine Alinder (right) presents the Best Presentation of the Humanities Division Certificate to Emre Keser (left)

Best Presentation of the Physical and Biological Sciences Division: TIE!, $250 each

Ellie Fisher receives Best of the Physical and Biological Sciences Certificate from Dean Bryan Gaensler

 

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Ellie Fisher
Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology
Talk: Guanfacine Ameliorates Manganese-Induced ADHD-Like Symptoms: Impulsivity and Sensorimotor Deficits

Top photo: Dean of Physical and Biological Sciences Bryan Gaensler (right) presents the Best Presentation of the Physical and Biological Sciences Division Certificate to Ellie Fisher (left)

Laura Rodriguez Velandia
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Talk: Chemical Imaging at the Disco: Pyrroles

Bottom photo: Dean of Physical and Biological Sciences Bryan Gaensler (left) presents the Best Presentation of the Physical and Biological Sciences Division Certificate to Laura Rodriguez Velandia (right)

Best Presentation of the Social Sciences Division, $250

Piyush Gandhi receives the Best of the Social Sciences Division Certificate from Professor of Psychology Su-hua Wang

Piyush Gandhi
Economics
Talk: Extinguishing the Blaze: Reducing Crop Residue Burning in India

Psychology Professor Su-hua Wang (right) presents the Best Presentation of the Social Sciences Division Certificate to Piyush Gandhi (left)

All Participants

Alternative Media
Name Division Program Presentation Title
Alvarado Cantero, Lucía Social Sciences Education Forcibly Displaced Learning: The Educational Journey of Refugee Children from Central America and Mexico to the U.S. Border

Crosby, Alison

Baskin Engineering Computational Media Immersive Evacuation: Harnessing Virtual Reality for Wildfire Preparedness and Education

Johns, MJ

Baskin Engineering Computational Media Playful Solutions to Serious Problems



Posters
Name Division Program Presentation Title
Alicea, Joe Humanities Literature Writing/Rioting on Division Street: Puerto Rican Chicago and the “Rainbow Poets”
Beulke, Anne Physical and Biological Sciences Ocean Sciences Fishing for Answers: Demystifying the Variation in Migration Patterns of Steelhead Trout

Butingan, Leonard

Humanities History European Horizons of the Late Twentieth Century Anti-Racist Struggle in Britain
Carrillo, Elsie Physical and Biological Sciences Ecology and Evolutionary Biology A Bubble for Trouble: Narial Bubble Rebreathing in Semi-Aquatic Snakes as an Alternate Strategy for Extending Submergence
Downey, Brynna Physical and Biological Sciences Earth and Planetary Sciences The History of Titan Hidden in How It Spins
Feberwee, Bart Humanities History of Consciousness Crisis, Revolutionary Subjectivity, and Dutch Council Communism
Gonzales, Edith Social Sciences Environmental Studies Land-Based Relationships in Urban Agriculture: Insect Diversity, Gardening Practices and Gardeners' Knowledge of Insects
Inum, Reefat Baskin Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Advancements in Viral Protein Detection: Leveraging Micropore Technology

Keser, Emre

Humanities History of Consciousness Man/Monster/State: Genealogies of the Nation-State and the (In)Human

Mah Gricuk, Ania

Humanities History Mining Tin, Mining Herbal Knowledge: Liangcha in Malaysia

McElfish, Maya

Physical and Biological Sciences Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Morays out of Water! Can Gymnothroax mordax Use Prey Odor for Semi-Terrestrial Navigation?

Mora, Ivette

Physical and Biological Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry Elucidating the Mechanism of Semiconducting Simple Coacervates via Liquid/Liquid Phase Separation of Conjugated Polyelectrolytes

Pachon, Maria

Humanities Literature Reconfiguring Displacement and the American(o) Dream through Borderland Stories

Padilla, Rene M.
Physical and Biological Sciences Physics Facilitating a Multi-GHz Ionizing Particle Detection System Using Diamond-Based Sensors

Paramore, Jonathan

Humanities Linguistics Abstract Underlying Representations
Pandjaitan, Yasmine Social Sciences Education The Cacophony of the Mind: How Neurodivergent Students Navigate Their Being and Doing in a Neurotypical College Landscape

Prasad, Radhika

Humanities Literature

Hindi Modernism and the Shaping of a National Language


Richards, Rachael

Physical and Biological Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry Exciton Transfer Between Extended Electronic States in Conjugated Inter-Polyelectrolyte Complexes

Rivera Hernandez, Brian

Humanities Literature The Promise of Agrarian Reform in the Mexican Revolution

Simon-Reynolds, Meleia

Humanities History Community-Engaged Descriptive Practices and the Records of the Watsonville-Santa Cruz Japanese American Citizens League

Smyth, Nolan

Physical and Biological Sciences Physics Rogue Worlds Meet the Dark Side

Stoia, Adriane

Humanities History Hajichi Reclamation in the 21st Century

Sunil Arvindam, Vishal

Humanities Linguistics Evidence for Language Processing Universals in Telugu

Ulbrich, Linda

Humanities History “My poor little boy, Kerr”: Nursing and the First World War Emotional Regime

Voitiuk, Kateryna

Baskin Engineering Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics A Feedback-Driven IoT Microfluidic, Electrophysiology, and Imaging Platform for Brain Organoid Studies

Yun, Grace

Humanities Literature Mourning through Literature: Making an Altar of Texts

Zhao, Ke

Humanities History Ginseng Comes Full Circle: From Peking to New York
Talks
Name Division Program Presentation Title
Ayson-Plank, Christina Arts History of Art and Visual Culture Counter-Productivity as Resistance: Contemporary Art of the Filipino Labor Diaspora

Bittner, Dana-Lis

Social Sciences Psychology “Ungoogleable”: Internet Fixation in the Context of Unsuccessful Online Searching

Boucher, Renée

Social Sciences Anthropology What Trace Metal Stable Isotopes Can Tell Us about the Taï Chimpanzees

Brown, Hallie

Physical and Biological Sciences Coastal Science and Policy Advancing Indigenous Coastal Stewardship through Aquaculture in California

Contuchio, Jenna

Physical and Biological Sciences Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Novel Minimally Invasive Tag Method to Remotely Track Neonate Sea Turtles

ELFikky, Abdelrahman

Baskin Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Navigating the Complexities: Understanding Non-Differentiable Space Optical Channels
Everson, Rosa Physical and Biological Sciences Astronomy and Astrophysics Cosmic Choreography: The Dramatic Dance of Stellar Partners

Fisher, Ellie

Physical and Biological Sciences Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology Guanfacine Ameliorates Manganese-Induced ADHD-Like Symptoms: Impulsivity and Sensorimotor Deficits
Gandhi, Piyush Social Sciences Economics Extinguishing the Blaze: Reducing Crop Residue Burning in India

Gao, Xiangjian

Baskin Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Harsh Environment Through-Wall UWB Communication System

Hebbar, Prajna

Baskin Engineering Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics Going Bananas for Genes: Using the Complete Telomere-to-Telomere Genomes of Non-Human Primates to Analyze Genes
Kang, Jizhou Baskin Engineering Statistical Science SAVE Lives as a Bayesian Statistician

Kirkpatrick, Melanie

Physical and Biological Sciences Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology Tiny Guts, Big Science: Building Models to Fight Childhood Viral Diarrhea
Li, Jiayi Arts Film and Digital Media Guardians of Oakland Chinatown

Loucks, Hailey

Baskin Engineering Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics What is a Centromere?

Matsushima, Levi

Physical and Biological Sciences Chemistry Transformation and Stabilization of an Optoelectronic Lipoplex
McHugh, John Physical and Biological Sciences Mathematics Strong Isotypes

Mindel, Gabriel

Humanities History of Consciousness On Tumult: The Political Possibilities of the Crowd and its Noise

Peddu, Vikas

Baskin Engineering Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics Tiny Tech, Big Impact: Nanopore Sequencing vs. Cancer

Reid-Shaw, Indiana

Social Sciences Environmental Studies Taking Stock: Contrasting Methodologies for Small-Scale Fishery Management
Rho, Aiden Social Sciences Economics The Impact of Mental Shock on Birth Outcomes: Evidence from the U.S. Presidential Election in 2016
Robertson, Emily Humanities Philosophy Philosophy, More Ways Than One

Rodriguez Velandia, Laura

Physical and Biological Sciences Chemistry Chemical Imaging at the Disco: Pyrroles


Sachdeva, Gagandeep

Social Sciences Economics Female Instructors in Engineering Education

She, Yasheng

Arts Film and Digital Media The Giant Woman at the End of the World

Shieh, Harrison

Social Sciences Economics Journey to the (North, South, East, and) West: Global Spillovers of Chinese Monetary Policy

Simha, Sunil

Physical and Biological Sciences Astronomy and Astrophysics Probing the Invisible Universe with Fast Radio Bursts

Valadez, Stephanie

Arts Music (Mis)translation and Appropriation: Indigenous Resilience in Colonial Reverberations

Wang, Christina (Mengying)

Humanities History Breaking the Glass Case: Memory-Making, Imperialism, and Decolonization in Japanese Postwar Museums

Yim, Enoch

Humanities Philsophy Perceptual Bias and Epistemic Blame

Yun, Hyunjin

Social Sciences Economics Private Insurers’ Incentives in Response to Increased Government Payments: Evidence from the Medicare Advantage Market