2023 Grad Slam Prelim Round #2 | Earth & Biological Sciences

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Thu, Feb 2, 2023

1 PM – 3 PM PST (GMT-8)

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Engineering Science Building Room 1001


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Join us as we continue the 2023 Grad Slam Showcase with our second preliminary round!

Paul Alessio (Earth Science)
"Thicker than Mud and Water: A Tale of Two Debris Flows"

Jacqueline Comstock (Marine Science)
"Feeding the Deep: Microbes Shine New Light on the Journey of Marine Snow from the Ocean Surface into the Twilight Zone"

Samantha Fiallo (Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology)
"Searching the Globe for the Best Mitochondria"

Seth Frazer (Ecology, Evolution, & Marine Biology)
"Opsins: A Model System for Bridging the Gap Between Genotype and Phenotype"

Dozie Itie (Earth Science)
"Interatheriidae Teeth Identifying Lands"

Joanna Tang (Ecology, Evolution, & Marine Biology)
"Restoring Vernal Pool Wetlands"

Pratyush Tripathy (Geography)
"Turning to Skies to Save Lives On Ground"

Jacey Van Wert (Ecology, Evolution, & Marine Biology)
"Heart Break of a Salmon" 

Our esteemed judges for this round are:
  • Christopher Hayes (Professor in Biochemistry)
  • Kathryn Ficke (Student Programs Manager in Geography)
  • Eugene Riordan Jr. (Graduate Student in Global & International Studies and Graduate Student Association Co-President)
  • Naina Relan (Undergraduate Student in Psychological and Brain Sciences)
  • Robert Crippen (Former Research Geologist at Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Over $1,500 in prize money will be given out each round, including:
  • $1,000 for 1st place and advancement to the Final Round on April 14
  • $500 for the runner up
  • $25 gift cards for raffled off for all other presenters (5 per round)
We'll post the full schedule of talks the week of the round, so stay tuned!

The GSRC is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. For information or to request disability accommodation, please email Baron Haber at baronhaber@ucsb.edu.


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