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Grad Slam 2016 Finalists


Geoff Willard | Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
"Where're Wolves?: Mapping Wolf Habitat and Wolf-Livestock Conflict Hotspots in California"
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David Hwang | Materials 
"LEDs: Enablers of the Future"
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Gokh ​Amin | Global Studies 
"Seven Years, Three Yemens: The Empowerment and Disenfranchisement of Yemeni Women Between 1989 and 1995"
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Nicole Leung | Biomolecular Science & Engineering 
"Lighting the Path from the Eye to the Brain"
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Katherine Millage | Bren School of Environmental Science & Management 
"Fishing for Benefits: Seafood Certifications in Small-Scale Fisheries"
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Sara Weinstein | Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology  
"Worms in Raccoons: Worms in You?"
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Jesilyn Faust | Global Studies 
"Challenging Global Responses to Violence Against Women: The Case of Amina al Falali"
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Elizabeth Hiroyasu | Bren School of Environmental Science & Management 
"Fun Facts about Wild Pigs and Why We Should Care about Them"
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Savannah Dearden | Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology 
"Sparkling Sea-Slug Photonics: The Discovery of Nanoscopic Multi-Layer Reflectors in F. Iodinea"
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Phillip Rogers | Linguistics 
"Featuring the Bituri: Linguistic Fieldwork in Papua New Guinea"
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Kendall Mills | Bren School of Environmental Science & Management 
"The Market Value of Non-Market Goods: Conservation of Endangered Whale Species in the Santa Barbara Channel"
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Grad Slam 2017 Finalists

Jim Mondo | Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
Many in Motion: Modeling Metastasis in the Fly
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Kelly Ibsen | Chemical Engineering
No More Needles: The Promise of Non-Invasive Drug Delivery via Ionic Liquids
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David Miller | ​Geography
Plants, Cities, and Satellites: High Resolution Mapping of Carbon Uptake by Urban Vegetation
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Amanda Kaczmarek | Psychological and Brain Sciences
Tylenol and Advil Effects on Mental Rotation
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Leah Foltz | Biomolecular Science & Engineering (GRAND PRIZE)
Personalized Medicine: How to Cure Blindness with Your Own Cells
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Daniel Phillips | Geography  
Defining the Community of Interest as a Cognitive Region
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Eric Jorgensen | Theater Studies ​(RUNNER-UP)
Reacquired: I, Thou and the American AIDS Play
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Dominique Houston | Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology 
DID I PAUSE? DIAPAUSE: A Story of Suspended Animation 
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Max Nowak  | Chemical Engineering (RUNNER-UP)
Breaching the Blood-Brain Barrier
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Grad Slam 2018 Finalists

Katie Harrison | Communication
Communicating Resilience During Acute and Chronic Stress
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Erin Winslow | ​​Environmental Science & Management
Coral Community Dynamics: A Mystery in Moorea, French Polynesia
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May ElSherif | Computer Science
#NotOkay: Understanding Gender-based Violence in Social Media
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Rebecca Baker | English
Cognitive Cyborgs: Minds, Machines, and (Re)Mediated Techno-Cultural Identities in the Post-Millennium
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Mengya Tao | Environmental Science & Management
A Safer World with Fewer Regrettable Chemicals
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Neil Dolinski | Materials
3D Printing with Color: One Solution, Multiple Materials
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Andrea Figueroa-Caballero | ​Communication
Trial by TV: The Effects of News Coverage Linking Undocumented Immigrants with Criminality
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Veronica Laos | ​Chemistry
Understanding Neurodegenerative Disorders: One Protein at a Time
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Lauren Menzer | ​Environmental Science & Management
​Poison in Your Panties?
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Grad Slam 2019 Finalists

Rebecca Baker | ​English
Science Fiction and the Power of Possible Worlds
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Vinnie Wu | Psychological & Brain Sciences
Motivation Matters: Are Positive Intergroup Interactions Positive for Everyone?
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Taylor Heisley-Cook | Environmental Science & Management
​Waste to Wear: Fabric from Cannabis Waste
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Ana Sofia Guerra | Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology
Cloudy with a Chance of Bird Poop: A Tale of Seabirds and Nutrients
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Camille Endacott | Communication
When Artificial Intelligence Makes Your Day
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Zachary Reitz | Chemistry
Chained by Iron: The Tug-of-War Between Bacteria and Our Body
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Phoebe Racine | ​Environmental Science & Management
Planning for the Next Food Revolution
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Melissa Gordon Wolf | Education
​On a Scale of One to Ten
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George Degen | ​Chemical Engineering
Healing Muscles with Mussels
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