Schedule

Welcome to the Grad Slam Schedule page.

  • Preliminary Rounds: March 20-March 24, 2017, Student Union Memorial Center, Copper Room (Agave Room March 24)
    • Morning Heats - 11 AM to 12 PM
    • Afternoon Heats - 1 PM to 2 PM
  • Semifinal Rounds: March 29, 2017, Old Main Silver and Sage Room
    • Morning Heat - 11 AM to 12 PM
    • Afternoon Heat - 1 PM to 2 PM
  • Final Round followed by reception: April 4, 2017, 5:30 PM, Student Union Gallagher Theatre

Final Round Schedule (Return to top)

Will be determined after the Semifinal Rounds

Semifinal Rounds Schedule (Return to top)

March 29, Morning Session, 11 AM, Old Main, Silver and Sage Room

First Name

Last Name

Degree

College

Presentation Title

Lora

Key

History

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Mexican Americans in the World War II Era

Adam

Watson

Cancer Biology

Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDP)

A New Approach to Breast Cancer Therapy

Sara

Khosravi

Systems & Industrial Engineering

College of Engineering

SmartWalk Assistance for Disabled Pedestrians

Stephanie

Martin

Archaeology

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Disasters and Displacement: Lessons from the Past

Aakarsh

Rao

Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

Securing Medical Devices

Elise

Bell

Linguistics

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Building a bilingual house

Jasmine

Sears

Optical Science

College of Optical Sciences

Digging a Better (Quantum) Well

Joshua

Scholl

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

College of Science

Animating Science: A colorful look at groundbreaking work

Joan Palmiter

Bajorek

Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Program

Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDP)

Pronunciation Technology: Clear Speech and Empowerment

Alexandra

Roder

Microbiology

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Diversity in Ascaroside Production in Steinernema Entomopathogenic Nematode Species

 

March 29, Afternoon Session, 1pm, Old Main Silver & Sage Room

First Name

Last Name

Degree

College

Presentation Title

Zeinab

Mokhtari

Chemistry

College of Science

Intracellular glucose sensor

Daniel

Bernal

Law

James E. Rogers College of Law

The Simpla Phi Solution: A Randomized Study of the Benefits of Self-Help Forms in Eviction Hearings

Jessica

Wales

Biochemistry

College of Science

Heart Disease: New Drugs to Fight America's #1 Killer

Jennifer

Catalano

Special Education

College of Education

Academically Responsive Instruction in Deaf Education Classrooms

Lourena

Arone

Plant Pathology

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Impacts of farming practices on fates of aflatoxins in the environment

Jacqueline

Castillo-Larriva

Mexican American Studies

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Love, Sex, & the Body:  Exploring the sexual and romantic relationships of Trans Latinx people

Emily

Merritt

Immunobiology

College of Medicine

Parasites: A new way to study Alzheimer's Disease

Sonia

Arellano

Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

The Rhetoric of Quilts to Promote More Humane Immigration Policy

Tim

Frost

Biomedical Engineering GIDP

Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDP)

Accelerating drug discovery with microfluidic models

Samantha

Reznik

Clinical Psychology

College of Science

Developing a new intervention for treatment-resistant depression

 

 

Preliminary Rounds Schedule (Return to top)

Names with a line through them indicate that the student withdrew from the competition.

March 20 – Morning Session, 11 AM Student Union Copper Room

First Name

Last Name

Degree

College

Presentation Title

Nico

Contreras

Immunobiology

College of Medicine

Fattening up the Immune System

William

Cotter

Anthropology & Linguistics

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Knocking on the roof: when bombs become warnings

Madhav

Kaushish

Mathematics

College of Science

Developing Academic Intelligence in Students

Laura

Coco

Audiology

College of Science

Innovative solutions for addressing hearing healthcare disparities

Dustin

Tran

Biomedical Engineering

Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDP)

Photostimulation and Imaging of the Brain

Elise

Bell

Linguistics

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Building a bilingual house

Mariah

Harvey

Secondary Education

College of Education

Cultivating Consciousness: The Emergence of Social Justice Oriented Identities in the Middle Grades

Sree Ramya Surya Prabha

Malladi

Electrical and computer engineering

College of Engineering

#ProtectGirlsApp

Saleh

Ahmed

Arid Lands Resource Sciences

Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDP)

Social Vulnerability to Climate Change in
Coastal Bangladesh

Furrukh

Bashir

Hydrometeorology

College of Science

Explaining the Karakoram Anomaly

Jacqueline

Castillo-Larriva

Mexican American Studies

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Love, Sex, & the Body:  Exploring the sexual and romantic relationships of Trans Latinx people

 

March 20 – Afternoon Session, 1 PM Student Union Copper Room

First Name

Last Name

Degree

College

Presentation Title

Miriam

Gay-Antaki

Geography

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

"Gender at the Heart of Climate Change": A Feminist Geography of Gender and Climate Change

Lourena

Arone

Plant Pathology

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Impacts of farming practices on fates of aflatoxins in the environment

Lino

Garibaldi

Art Education

College of Fine Arts

Intergenerational Creative Art Program at St. Luke's Home in the Desert

Marina

Morandini

Natural Resources - Wildlife Conservation and management

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

The Secrets of Mt. Graham Red Squirrel

Lora

Key

History

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Mexican Americans in the World War II Era

Kashja

Iler

Watershed Management and Ecohydrology

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Tree Ring Records Indicating Tropical Cyclone Change Through Time

Amy

Wong

Cancer Biology

Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDP)

Building bridges for salivary gland restoration

Teal

Brechtel

Molecular and Cellular Biology

College of Science

[PIN+]ning down the relationship between variant characteristics and [PSI+] inducibility

Stanley

Donahoo

Linguistics

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

What the hell? What swearing tells us about language in the brain

Dametreea

Carr

Master's in Public Health

Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

Utilizing Modern Technology to Monitor Water Quality, Protect Produce and Save Lives

 

March 21 – Morning Session, 11 AM Student Union Copper Room

First Name

Last Name

Degree

College

Presentation Title

Joseph

Dupris

Joint Anthropology and Linguistics

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

maqlaqsyalank naat hemyeega: 'We are starting to speak maqlaqsyals'

Jacob

Zbesko

Immnobiology

College of Medicine

Neurotoxic Factors Leak into the Brain Following Stroke, Contributing to Dementia

Eric

Welch

Computer Science

College of Science

Basin Depth Calculator: A Tool for Rainwater Harvesting Site Design

Justin

Hyatt

Optical Science

College of Optical Sciences

New Mirror Forming Technology: Enabling the Next Generation of Radio Astronomy's Super Observatories

Rodolfo

Peon Anaya

Arid Lands Resource Sciences Ph.D. Program

Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDP)

Food Sovereignty at the Navajo Nation using Solar Desalination

Alexandra

Roder

Microbiology

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Diversity in Ascaroside Production in Steinernema Entomopathogenic Nematode Species

Siddhartha

Sirsi

Electrical Engineering

College of Engineering

Meissner Effect Transistor

Jennifer

Catalano

Special Education

College of Education

Academically Responsive Instruction in Deaf Education Classrooms

Alexandra

Burnett

Natural Resources-Wildlife Conservation and Management

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Evolutionary Function of Alarm Communication in a Solitary Ground Squirrel

Christopher

Yazzie

Environmental Engineering

College of Engineering

Reduction in Power Plant water use using Membrane Distillation for Blow-down wastewater Re-use.

Hoi Yee

Chan

Philosophy

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Free Will and Luck

 

March 21 – Afternoon Session, 1 PM Student Union Copper Room

First Name

Last Name

Degree

College

Presentation Title

James

Thornton Jr.

Biosystems Engineering

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Clinical and Diagnostic Application of Next Generation Sequencing Technology

Christian

Davila-Peralta

Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering

CPV+T technologies applied on the copper extraction industry.

Tim

Frost

Biomedical Engineering GIDP

Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDP)

Accelerating drug discovery with microfluidic models

Brady

Hasse

Neuroscience

Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDP)

Using Electrotactile Feedback for Object Discrimination

Wyatt

Bain

Geoscience

College of Science

Remote Sensing and Metal Resource Exploration in Arizona 

Daile

Zhang

Atmospheric Sciences

College of Science

What would happen there was no lightning

Michell

Fernandez

MS. Arch - Design and Energy Conservation

College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture

Greenhouse Architecture linking communities

Dongchen

 

Hou

Cultural Anthropology – East Asian Studies

College of Humanities
 

The body, technologies, and writing

Christopher

Stare

Cognition and Neural Systems

College of Science

Sleep's Role in Curiosity-Driven Memory Enhancement

Joel

Saldana Perez

Mexican American Studies

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Aboriginal Perspectives on Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK)

Stephanie

Martin

Archaeology

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Disasters and Displacement: Lessons from the Past

 

March 22 – Morning Session, 11 AM Student Union Copper Room

First Name

Last Name

Degree

College

Presentation Title

Brittany

Forte

Cancer Biology

Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDP)

How a Cancer-Causing Virus Sneaks Past Our Alarm Systems

Michael

Dicaro

Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Entrepreneurship

College of Medicine

Innovation in Medicine: The Origin, Dissemination, and Flow of Inventive Knowledge

Suhina

Deol

Agricultural economics

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Tribal Water and Development in Western US

Kelsey

Nation

Neuroscience

Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDP)

No Gain, No Pain: Turning Down Kappa Opioid Activity to Treat Chronic Pain

Zeinab

Mokhtari

Chemistry

College of Science

Intracellular glucose sensor

Vasilies

Beseau

Master of Architecture

College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture

Kinesis in Architecture

Aakarsh

Rao

Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

Securing Medical Devices

Yi

Zhao

Sociology

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Does American Corporate Interlock Network Still Matter for Corporate Social Responsibility?

Maria

Velasco

Secondary Education

College of Education

Participation in Discussions - The Student Perspective

Kenneth

Valencich

Japanese religious history

College of Humanities

Honganji, Lord of Ishiyama

Hossein

Dashti

Systems and Industrial Engineering

College of Engineering

Identifying error- and attack-resilient clusters in networks under uncertainties

 

March 22 – Afternoon Session, 1 PM Student Union Copper Room

First Name

Last Name

Degree

College

Presentation Title

Erin

McGuire

PhD, Economics

Eller College of Management

Can Equity Crowdfunding Mitigate the Gender Gap in Entrepreneurship?

Raquel

Gutiérrez

MFA, English - Creative Writing

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Southwest Reconstruction: Poetry of Deterritorialization

Alie

Buckmire

Neuroscience

College of Science

Development of an Upper Limb Neuroprosthesis: Conquering Weakness and Fatigue

Timothy

Lahmers

Hydrometeorology

College of Science

Enhancing hydrologic model architecture to support flash flood forecasts in the southwest US

Cesar

Rojas

Architecture

College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture

Green Connectors That Enhance User’s Performance While Generate Energy and Reduce Carbon Foot-print.

Stephanie

Sallum

Astronomy & Astrophysics

College of Science

The First Images of Forming Planets

Anastasia

Miramontes

ABS-PSM: Molecular and Cellular Biology

Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDP)

Epigenetics in Type II Diabetes

Fatemeh

Sharaf Zadeh

Architecture

College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture

Integrated Responsive Building Envelopes

Jessica

Wales

Biochemistry

College of Science

Heart Disease: New Drugs to Fight America's #1 Killer

Leland

Sutter

Geography

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

What Our Backyard Sky Islands Can Teach Us in a Changing World

Amanda

Snell

Second Language Acquisition and Teaching

Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDP)

Parent Engagement

Joshua

Scholl

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

College of Science

Animating Science: A colorful look at groundbreaking work

 

March 23 – Morning Session, 11 AM Student Union Copper Room

First Name

Last Name

Degree

College

Presentation Title

Amanda

Smith

MS Planning

College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture

Collaborative Erosion Restoration Prioritizaion

Hannah

Andrews

Sociology

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Healthcare and Health Disparities

Razaz

Felemban

Medical Pharmacology

College of Medicine

Identify a new target for treatment of ALS

Vanisha

Pierce

Generative Dramaturgy

College of Fine Arts

iNKliNG

Sara

Khosravi

Systems & Industrial Engineering

College of Engineering

SmartWalk Assistance for Disabled Pedestrians

 

Lucia

Dabdoub

Secondary Education

College of Education

The Lived Experiences of Border Region Students.

Claire

Perrott

History

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

The Cultural History of ParÃcutin, Volcano in a Cornfield

Montserrat

Rojo de la Vega

Cancer Biology

College of Pharmacy

The power within: using natural products to enhance skin defenses

Joan Palmiter

Bajorek

Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Program

Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDP)

Pronunciation Technology: Clear Speech and Empowerment

Remington

Franklin

Geography

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Power and Politics: Rooftop Solar and Social Justice in Tucson, AZ

Jennifer

Hijazi

Journalism and Middle Eastern and North African Studies

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Peripheries: Stories from Borderlands

 

March 23 – Afternoon Session, 1 PM Student Union Copper Room

First Name

Last Name

Degree

College

Presentation Title

Yang

Gu

Management Information Systems

Eller College of Management

Automatic discovery of autism-like behaviour from clinical records

Emilie

Schur

geography

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Challenging Notions of Water Security in the US-Mexico Borderlands

Colin

Brocka

Natural Resources -- Wildlife Conservation and Management

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Terrestrial Ecology of the Endangered Sonoran Tiger Salamander

Heather

Havelka

Architecture: Design and Energy Conservation

College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture

Neuroscience for Architecture: Aiding PTSD

Hannah

Dollish

Neuroscience PhD.

Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDP)

Optogenetics: Illuminating the Brain

Ambar

Gardner

Science in Architecture

College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture

Investigating Integrating Opportunities for Sustainability Curriculum in K-12 Education

Janelle

Moser

Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, PhD

Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDP)

Corpus data and building a better foreign language textbook

Sonia

Arellano

Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

The Rhetoric of Quilts to Promote More Humane Immigration Policy

Siddhartha

Sirsi

Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

Meissner Effect Transistor

Emily

Merritt

Immunobiology

College of Medicine

Parasites: A new way to study Alzheimer's Disease

Silvia

Van Riper

Family and Consumer Sciences

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Why Consumers choose to complain after a service failure? The role of anticipated emotions

 

March 24 – Morning Session, 11 AM Student Union Copper Room

First Name

Last Name

Degree

College

Presentation Title

Claire

Zhuang

Generative Dramaturgy

College of Fine Arts

Nor Any Drop to Drink

Hyungjun

Suh

Sociology

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Does a Housing System Moderate the Homeownership Effect in Political Support?

Matthew

Schmit

Neuroscience

College of Science

Feeding and Anxiety in the Amygdala

Nirmal

Kumbhare

PhD, ECE

College of Engineering

Improving flight times of battery operated unmanned UAVs/multi-copter

Christine

O'Donnell

Astronomy & Astrophysics

College of Science

Early Footsteps of Clusters of Galaxies

Daniel

Bernal

Law

James E. Rogers College of Law

The Simpla Phi Solution: A Randomized Study of the Benefits of Self-Help Forms in Eviction Hearings

Grant

Schissler

Statistics

Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDP)

Single-subject gene expression analysis for precision medicine

Yamin

Yamin

Teaching and Teacher Education

College of Education

Teachers' Reaction Toward The Top-Down 'Adiwiyata' Environmental Education Program in Kendari

Kilian

Ashley

Hydrology

College of Science

Deuterium as a quantitative tracer of enhanced microbial coalbed methane production

Paul

Szejner

Natural Resources

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Tree rings connecting plant physiology and climate

Jasmine

Sears

Optical Science

College of Optical Sciences

Digging a Better (Quantum) Well

 

March 24 – Afternoon Session, 1 PM Student Union Agave Room

First Name

Last Name

Degree

College

Presentation Title

Josh

Cangelosi

Philosophy

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Freedom and Moral Responsibility

Saverio

Cambioni

Planetary Science

College of Science

A very unGRACEful Amazonian drought

Adam

Watson

Cancer Biology

Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDP)

A New Approach to Breast Cancer Therapy

Samantha

Reznik

Clinical Psychology

College of Science

Developing an intervention for treatment-resistant depression

Patricia Monica

da Silva Costa

Plant Biology

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Seeds of Hope

Erik

Larsen

Neuroscience

College of Science

FUS in ALS

Ismat

Abdulhamid

MsArch

College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture

Refugee Relief: The Development of Resilient Camps and Sustainable Communities.

Won Jong

Kim

Biological Sciences

College of Medicine

Bacterial Tribal Warfare

James

Sheldon

Teaching and Teacher Education

College of Education

Struggling Students in Mathematics: Creating Equity-Based Curricula and Pedagogies

Alvaro

Simon Pascual

Environmental Engineering

College of Engineering

Biorecovery of Precious Platinum Group Metals from Waste Effluents as Nanoparticles

Dana

Dinsmore

Communication

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

The effect of romantic relationships on diet adherence

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Last updated 25 Mar 2017