2024 Grad Thesis SLAM

April 11, 2024 by

Location: Alumni Hall

Date: Apr 16, 2024 - Apr 16, 2024

Start Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 6:00 pm

Each spring, UVA brings together doctoral candidates from graduate programs across Grounds to compete in one of the year’s most engaging and exciting events, the Grad Thesis SLAM. Watch our 9 finalists present their research for a non-specialist audience in 3 minutes using a single slide.

Join us to cheer on this year’s finalists as they compete for up to $1,000 in prizes:

  • Aleksandra Cwiek | Cell Biology “From counting gloms to saving lives”
  • Cori Espelien | Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering “Neck biomechanics in automotive safety: steps towards increased safety for all”
  • Alexys Riddick | Cancer Biology & Pathology “Preventing Breast Cancer by Seeing it Start”
  • Caroline Riedstra | Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology “Melanoma, the two-faced cell”
  • Rossymar Rivera Colón | Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology “Empowering T-cells Against Ovarian Cancer”
  • Melle Scholten | Politics “The Prodigal Child Returns? Attitudes Towards Return Migration in a Developing Economy”
  • Yuang Sun | Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology “Battle Against Bloody Flux: Decoding Shigella’s Survival Tactics”
  • Natalie Thompson | English “Patterns and Pathways of Return in Jane Eyre”
  • Juliana Trujillo | Biomedical Engineering “Feeling the Pressure: Solutions to Neuropathy”

The event is free and open to the public—graduate students and postdocs across Grounds are particularly encouraged to attend! PhD Plus will be providing refreshments, and all attendees will have a chance to mingle with presenters and vote for their favorite presentation.

We look forward to seeing you on April 16!

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