Don’t Miss the Berkeley Grad Slam Championship! — 3/28/2016 Published: March 11, 2016 By: Andy Sohn See Berkeley’s graduate student semi-finalists present their research in 3 minutes, TED-Talk style! Come cheer on your colleagues! Monday, March 28, 2016 3:00 – 5:30 pm International House FREE and open to the public Event will be livestreamed at grad.berkeley.edu/gradslam The winner will represent Berkeley and compete in the ten-campus UC-wide Grad Slam hosted by UC President Janet Napolitano at the LinkedIn headquarters in San Francisco on April 22, 2016. This event can assist all students in honing succinct and compelling presentations (sometimes known as “elevator speeches”) for professional development purposes, to explain your research to faculty, funders, prospective employers — even your families! The semi-finalists: Katya Cherukimilli, Civil & Environmental Engineering Developing an Ultra Low Cost Fluoride Remediation Method Using Mildly-Processed Bauxite Joyce Chery, Integrative Biology Evolution of the Strange Anatomy of Woody Vines Lakshana Huddar, Nuclear Engineering How to Build an Advanced Nuclear Reactor in a Laboratory Aparna Krishnamoorthy, Metabolic Biology Unraveling the Wnt-er Symphony Leigh Martin, Physics Wiring Up a Quantum Computer Kelsey Sakimoto, Chemistry Rewriting Evolutionary History: Cyborg Bacteria for High Efficiency Photosynthesis Gabriel Sanchez, Journalism Lapse in Care and Deaths of Inmates in the California State Prison System Robert Snyder, Epidemiology Slums: An Outbreak Story Joshua Yang, Translational Medicine Kidney Transplant Monitoring: Putting the “You” in Urine Mingxi Zheng, Materials Science & Engineering Finding Answers in Failures Distinguished Judges Jane McGonigal • Ph.D. alumna in Performance Studies, game designer, and TED Talk sensation Amy Slater • UC alumna, attorney, and lecturer Ram Kapoor • UCB Chief Marketing Officer Sponsored by Berkeley Graduate Division and International House If you wish to request a disability-related accommodation, call Jane Fink at (510) 643-9164 at least 10 days in advance.