Grad Slam 2018 Preliminary Round Schedule

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ROUND 1
Mon Apr 9 | 11a-12p

Engineering Science Building 1001

Amy Anderson | Anthropology
Holes in the Head: The Skeletal Biology of Anemia

Osvaldo Assuncao | Statistics & Applied Probability
Managing Systemic Risk with a Random Network

Charles Forman | Materials
Blue Lasers:  The Future of Illumination and Display Technology

Jim Gribble | Education
Children Learning to Code in Virtual Reality

Tatum Katz | Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology
Spatial Epidemiology for Salamanders: Insights on the Invasive Amphibian Pathogen Batrachochytrium Salamandrivorans

Jaime Ramirez Cuellar | ​Economics
Domestic Violence and Civil Conflict

Sanjana Sahayaraj | Computer Science
NLP Techniques for Extracting Crucial Information From Medical Text

ROUND 2
Mon Apr 9 | 3-4p
McCune Conference Room (HSSB 6020)

David Cao | Chemistry
Poop to Power

Jacob Fisher | Communication
Look Harder! Digital Devices, Attention, and Cognitive Control

Jasmine McBeath | Education
Community-Oriented Making: Engineering Change

Naman Raval | Technology Management
Innovate through Market Validation 

​Rachel Torres | Environmental Science & Management
The Role of Urban Trees in a Water-Limited Environment

Erin Winslow | ​​Environmental Science & Management
Coral Community Dynamics: A Mystery in Moorea, French Polynesia

ROUND 3
Tue Apr 10 | 11a-12p
Engineering Science Building 1001

Ishani Gupta | Computer Science
LocBorg: Hide Your Location Without Hiding Yourself

Katie Harrison | Communication
Communicating Resilience During Acute and Chronic Stress

Emily Honn | Environmental Science & Management
Incentivizing Groundwater Recharge in the Teton Valley, Idaho

Robert Huerta | Art
The Imposter Syndrome

Jacob Kirksey | Education
Schools as Sanctuaries: Is ICE Raiding the American Dream from Schoolgoing Immigrant-Origin Youth?

Annie Lamontagne | ​Earth Science
Seismicity and Severe Weather: Generation of Seismic Waves by a Tornado

Nicol Parker | Environmental Science & Management
OrganoFate: A Rapid, Spatially-Explicit Risk Assessment Tool

ROUND 4
Tue Apr 10 | 3-4p
SRB Multipurpose Room

Brett Aho | Global Studies
Slow Violence and Regulation of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

Courtney Cochran | Environmental Science & Management
Far from Basic: Managing Ocean Acidification in Marine Protected Areas

May ElSherif | Computer Science
#NotOkay: Understanding Gender-based Violence in Social Media

Mario Espinoza | Sociology
The Care Advocacy Paradox: How Social Movement Organizers Strategize in Support of People Living with HIV/AIDS

Andrea Figueroa-Caballero | ​Communication
Examining the Effects of News Coverage Linking Undocumented Immigrants with Criminality: Extending Beyond the Voting Booth to the Jury Box

Ali Rahman | ​​Comparative Literature
Digital Rhetoric and Gatekeepers of Knowledge: Islamic Authority in America

Odelia Simon | ​​Education
Math and Science Identity Equivalence

ROUND 5
Wed Apr 11 | 11a-12p
Engineering Science Building 1001

Neil Dolinski | Materials
3D Printing with Color: One Solution, Multiple Materials 

Veronica Laos | ​Chemistry
Understanding Neurodegenerative Disorders: One Protein at a Time

Lauren Menzer | ​Environmental Science & Management
An Assessment of Apparel Toxins' Impact on Mother and Newborn Endocrine-System Health 

Dan Ovando  | Environmental Science & Management
Counting Fish from Space: Using Fishermen Behavior to Predict Fish Abundance

Natasha Picciani | Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology
A Spineless Tale of Jellyfish Eye Origins

David Stamps | ​​Communication
The Problem with Protests: Emotional Driven Effects of Race Related News Media Images

ROUND 6
Thurs Apr 12 | 11a-12p
Engineering Science Building 1001

Ahmed Adam | Global Studies
Psychosis

Rebecca Baker | English
Cognitive Cyborgs: Minds, Machines, and (Re)Mediated Techno-Cultural Identities in the Post-Millennium

Gregory Gate | Chemistry
Evolution of Life in the Light

David Grimsman | Electrical & Computer Engineering
Synergy with Strategy in Submodular Maximization

Meghna SoniEducation
Improving Children’s Fraction Understanding through the Use of Number Line 

Erik Spickard | Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology

Transorganogenesis: What a Worm Can Tell You About Rebuilding an Organ

Jennifer Walker | ​Mechanical Engineering
The uHammer: Mimicking Traumatic Brain Injury One Cell at a Time 

ROUND 7
Thu Apr 12 | 3-4p
UCen State Street Room

Atal Agarwal | Technology Management
Buildings of the Future

Sami Alsalloom
| Education

Measuring Musical Emotions

Aaron Bagnell | Geography
Turning the Tides for Big Ocean Data

Camille Herrera | Environmental Science & Management
Solar Panels: Planning For Their Post-Rooftop Future

Evan Layher
 | Psychological and Brain Science

Seriously!!! Stop Relying on Your Terrible Memory When Better Decision Strategies Are Available

Jinwen Qiu | Statistics & Applied Probability
Sentiment Analysis in the Stock Market Prediction

Mengya Tao | Environmental Science & Management
A Safer World with Fewer Regrettable Chemicals

Stephenson Brooks Whitestone | Communication
Authenticity in Eternity: Transgender Identity After Death

ROUND 8
Fri Apr 13 | 3-4p
​UCen State Street Room

Audrey Abeyta | Communication
Where You At?: The Role of Geospatial Concordance in Assessments of Online Credibility

Colette King | Technology Management
Big Data: How it is Received by a Traditional Industry

Gokul Prasath Nallasami | Electrical & Computer Engineering

Hardware Acceleration: Are We There Yet?

Rae Taylor-Burns
 | Environmental Science & Management

The Other CO2 problem: Data Gaps and Hotspots in Ocean Acidification

Steve Trettel | ​Mathematics
The Shape of Geometry

Zhiwei Zhang |  Electrical & Computer Engineering
Bring Touch to Virtual Reality

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