Grad Slam

UCSC GRAD SLAM
March 8, 2019
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320-2 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA
Free and open to the public, includes food and beverages

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FINALISTS

Pauline Blaimont
Ecology and Environmental Biology
Presentation: If Lizards Could Sing

Theadora Block
Ecology and Environmental Biology
Presentation: Understanding Social Networks in a Little Brown Bird

Andrea David
Computer Engineering
Presentation: PANTHER: Persistent Autonomous moNitoring for Timely detEction of wildfiRes

Rachel Harbeitner
Ocean Sciences
Presentation: Tiny Carbon Eaters of the Deep Sea

Sarah Kienle
Ecology and Environmental Biology
Presentation: High risk, high reward: Sex-specific foraging strategies of seals

Natalia Koulinka
History of Consciousness
Presentation: Social Change and Democratic Participation in the Former Soviet Union and Beyond

Caitlin Kroeger
Ocean Sciences
Presentation: Resiliency of seabirds in a rapidly changing world

Benjamin Lehmann
Physics
Presentation: Listening to dark matter

Anna Lowe
Ocean Sciences
Presentation: Baby Fish: Where do they come from? Where do they go?

Allison Nguyen
Psychology
Presentation: Fake News and Desirable Difficulties

Regina Spranger
Ecology and Environmental Biology
Presentation: Extinction Risk: Surviving vs. Thriving

Priscilla Sung
Psychology
Presentation: The Hidden Workout of Bilingualism: Lessons from Preschoolers

Minmei Wang
Computer Engineering
Presentation: Efficient and secure communication for Internet of Things (IoT)


Grad Slam, a competition also referred to as the 3-Minute Thesis Challenge,* challenges graduate students to present years worth of academic research in a concise, compelling, three-minute talk to a non-expert audience. It encourages students to clarify their ideas and help others understand and appreciate the significance of their research or other graduate work. The contest is open to all graduate students.

The winner of the UCSC Grad Slam receives $3,000; the runner-up receives $1,500; and the peoples choice winner receives $750. The UCSC Grad Slam winner goes on to compete in the UC-wide Grad Slam on May 10, 2019, at LinkedIn, 222 2nd Street in San Francisco. Visit UCOP Grad Slam to view the 2018 finalists from all UC campuses on May 3, 2018.


View video of the winners and the complete list of finalists from the UCSC 2018 Grad Slam
View video of the winners and the complete list of finalists from the UCSC 2017 Grad Slam
View video of the winners and the complete list of finalists from the UCSC 2016 Grad Slam
View video of the winners and the complete list of finalists from the UCSC 2015 Grad Slam


*Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a registered trademark of The University of Queensland.

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