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

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 CherukumilliKatya Cherukimilli, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Developing an Ultra Low Cost Fluoride Remediation Method Using Mildly-Processed Bauxite

Joyce CheryJoyce Chery, Integrative Biology
Evolution of the Strange Anatomy of Woody Vines

Lakshana HuddarLakshana Huddar, Nuclear Engineering
How to Build an Advanced Nuclear Reactor in a Laboratory

Aparna KrishnamoorthyAparna Krishnamoorthy, Metabolic Biology
Unraveling the Wnt-er Symphony

Leigh MartinLeigh Martin, Physics
Wiring Up a Quantum Computer

Kelsey SakimotoKelsey Sakimoto, Chemistry
Rewriting Evolutionary History: Cyborg Bacteria for High Efficiency Photosynthesis

Gabriel SanchezGabriel Sanchez, Journalism
Lapse in Care and Deaths of Inmates in the California State Prison System

Robert SnyderRobert Snyder, Epidemiology
Slums: An Outbreak Story

Joshua YangJoshua Yang, Translational Medicine
Kidney Transplant Monitoring: Putting the “You” in Urine

Mingxi ZhengMingxi 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.