Grad Slam 2019 Preliminary Round Schedule

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ROUND 1
Mon Apr 8 | 11a-12p

Engineering Science Building 1001

George Degen | ​Chemical Engineering
H​ealing Muscles with Mussels

Sean Gilleran | History
"We Have Your Mechanical Brain": An Internet History of Malcolm X Hall

Caitlin Martin | Environmental Science & Management
Increasing Customer Use of Plant-Based, Toxin-Free Personal Care Products

Nicole Zamanzadeh | ​Communication
Media Multitasking and Teen Stress: Developmental And Parental Risk Factors

Katelyn Zigner | Geography
Fired Up: How Advancements in Wildfire Modeling Will Help Society

ROUND 2
Mon Apr 8 | 3-4p
SRB Multipurpose Room

​​Shashank Aswathanarayana | ​​​Media Arts & Technology
I Hear Bangalore3D

Elliott Finn | Environmental Science & Management
When do Local Policy Interests Trickle-Up?

Chung-Ta Han | Chemical Engineering
A Generalized Approach to Studying Protein's Function Through its Structural Movement

Kathryn Harrison | Communication
Sharing a (Cyber)Space: Fostering Relationship Maintenance and a Sense of Community in an Assisted Living Community Through Virtual Reality

Eric Jones | ​​​Physics
You Are What You Eat: Linking the Gut Microbiome to Host Behavior

Caroline Owens | Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology
Changes in Cross-Habitat Nutrient Subsidies

​Jennifer Walker | ​​Mechanical Engineering
The Micro-Hammer-Impacting Neuroscience One Cell at a Time

Jiajia Zheng | ​​Environmental Science & Management
Reducing the Global Carbon Footprint of Plastics

ROUND 3
Tue Apr 9 | 11a-12p
Engineering Science Building 1001

​Austin Abrams | C​hemistry
A Versatile Tool for Biosensing and Unfolding Chemical Reactions in Real Time 

Ana Sofia Guerra | ​Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology
Cloudy with a Chance of Bird Poop: A tale of Seabirds and Nutrients

​Avi McClelland-Cohen | ​Communication
From #MeToo to #WeToo: Constituting Movement Identity in a Digitally Networked Context

Luke Rosedahl | Dynamical Neuroscience
How Did I Know That: Category Learning and the Human Brain

​Marshall Sharpe | ​Art
​Breaking the Silence

Juliette Verstaen | Environmental Science & Management
Pros in Procrastination? Estimating the Consequences of Delaying Marine Management

Julie Zurbuchen | Earth Science
Reconstructing Sea-Level in Antarctica: Where is the Missing Ice?

ROUND 4
Tue Apr 9 | 3-4p
SRB Multipurpose Room

Caroline Ackley | ​Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
Defying Gravity: A Worm Story

Kelsey Dowdy | Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology 
The Song of the Pain of the World: A Non-Native Reed's Life & Death in California Watersheds

Tom Ekman | Education
Mexican Students: Learning Beyond Textbooks

Athith Krishna | Electrical & Computer Engineering
GaN You See the Future? Gallium Nitride Electronics: Pathway for the Next Computing Revolution

Samantha McCuskey | Chemical Engineering
How Could Bacteria Power the World?

Phoebe Racine | ​Environmental Science & Management
Big Mussel: Will They Eat Us Out of the Water?

Naveen Venkatesan | Materials
"Magic Paint" - Using Hybrid Perovskites for Efficient Solar Cells

ROUND 5
Wed Apr 10 | 11a-12p
Engineering Science Building 1001

Geneva Alok | ​​Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology 
It Started out with Mitosis. How Did it End up Like This?

Katie Bainbridge | ​​Psychological & Brain Sciences
Can Video Games Make You Smarter?

Rebecca Baker | ​English
Uncanny Alter(n)ity: Science Fiction and the Power of Possible Worlds

Tayyebeh Bakhshi
 | Chemistry

Catalytic Generation of Chlorine Dioxide

Chani Jindal | ​Computer Science
Malware Detection Using Machine Learning

Mariah Miller | ​​Global Studies
Capitalism and Social Enterprise

David Mun | ​Environmental Science & Management
The Apparel Industry: Reducing Environmental and Social Impact through Materials Innovation 

ROUND 6
Wed Apr 10 | 3-4p
SRB Multipurpose Room

Rae Fuhrman | ​Environmental Science & Management
Cultivating Seaweed to Feed and Fuel our World

Daniel Means 
| Computer Science
Detecting Disasters through Social Media

Liliana Rodriguez | ​Sociology
Navigating the Climate of Fear: Adolescent Arrivals and the Trump Era

Imani Russell | Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology
Widespread Fungal Infection Across Frogs in the Peruvian Amazon Suggests Critical Role for Low Elevation in Pathogen Spread and Persistence

Fernando Temprano-Coleto | ​​​Mechanical Engineering
From Drag Reduction to Maze Solving: The Physics of Surfactants

Jordan Tudisco | Comparative Literature
Neither Here nor There: Non-Binary Existence and the Right to be Represented by Language

Melissa Gordon WolfEducation
Survey Item Validation

ROUND 7
Thu Apr 11 | 11a-12p
Engineering Science Building 1001

Yvonne Diaz | Chemistry
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish? Dead Fish! : Combating Food Spoilage with Color

Camille Endacott
| Communication

When Artificial Intelligence Makes Your Day

James O'Hara | Physics
Riding the Wave Function of Gallium Arsenide

Colin Raymond | History of Art and Architecture
Formulations of a Medium: The Rise of Video in Japanese Art 1965-1989

Christopher Salem | Education
Availability of Dental Services at School-Based Health Centers in California

Andrew Steinkruger | Environmental Science & Management
Conservation Opportunities in Commercial Aquaculture: The Case for Farming Totoaba

ROUND 8
Thu Apr 11 | 3-4p
SRB Multipurpose Room

Cory Brown |  Mechanical Engineering
Dynamic Modes of Ignition Phenomena: Learning Chemistry from Data

Taylor Heisley-Cook | Environmental Science & Management

​Waste to Wear: Fabric from Cannabis Waste

Matthew Limb | History of Art and Architecture
Ceramics and the Environmental in the American West

Bharat Monga | Mechanical Engineering
Cure for Parkinson's: A Dream Come True

Khanh Nguyen | Chemistry
When Proteins Hold Hands and Dance

Nicol Parker | Environmental Science & Management
We All Need Somebody to Lean On

ROUND 9
Fri Apr 12 | 11a-12p
​SRB Multipurpose Room

​Camille Herrera | Environmental Science & Management
Climate Change and the Apparel Industry: Can They Reduce Their GHG Emissions?

Lauren Kaapcke
 | Environmental Science & Management

Encouraging Investment in Coral Reefs

You-Jin Kim | Media Arts and Technology
Journey to a Physical World through Computational Media

Jesus Olguin
 | Linguistics

Linguistic Typology as a Window into Human Cognition

Zachary Reitz | Chemistry
Chained by Iron: The Tug-of-War Between Bacteria and our Body

Andrew Rowberg |  Materials
Engineering High-Performance Materials for the Hydrogen Economy

ROUND 10
Fri Apr 12 | 3-4p
​SRB, Multipurpose Room

Tom Costigan |  Philosophy
The Gettier Problem

Violaine Desgens-Martin | Environmental Science & Management

​Going Full Circle: Is Treated Wastewater the Future of Drinking Water in Drought-Stricken Areas?

Michael Haggmark | Chemistry
Uncovering the Mechanisms of Indigo Dye's Lasting Color

Margaret Schimmel |  Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
Designing the Cure for Polycystic Kidney Disease: A Novel Immunotherapy

Vinnie Wu  |  Psychological & Brain Sciences
Motivation Matters: Are Positive Intergroup Interactions Positive for Everyone?

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