Ideas in Action
Inspired by TED Talks and the Inspiration Dissemination radio show, GRADx talks explores ideas in action.
Graduate students will share the questions and motivations framing their research in an 8 to 10-minute engaging format.
Presenters are challenged to reach beyond an academic audience and provoke conversations that matter.
February 22, 2018
6 to 8 p.m.
Milam Auditorium Room 026
The night will end with a short networking and discussion event, including hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The event is free and open to all.
4th year Ph.D. student/candidate in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering
I am exploring transportation infrastructure design and operation to support safer bicycling in urban environments. I am one of the few researchers in the country to study bicyclist behavior using a full-scale bicycle simulator. Redefine the possible, do the unexpected. This is the story of my life!
5th year Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology
My research examines the contribution of genetic variation in thermal tolerance and adaptation in coral reef species. I've been snorkeling and diving since the age of ten and has been fortunate to dive in Madagascar, the Galapagos Islands, the Florida Keys, Panama, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii - to name a few.
3rd year Ph.D. student and NSF Graduate Research Fellow in the Department of Integrative Biology
I am interested in the genetic and transcriptional basis of thermal tolerance, its role in hibernation and reproduction, and the impacts of a warming climate on the red-sided garter snake. Before returning to school I was a professional tattoo artist.
Ph.D. in biophysics from Oregon State
I am a emerging champion for community outreach in the area of education (mostly STEM). Post-doctoral-wise I'm the "protein person" in Dr. Bartholomew's lab tasked with identifying proteins that are directly involved in the infection of salmonid species by C. Shasta, a parasitic worm. I enjoy hunting (archery or rifle), shooting (my bow, rifle or pistols) and hunting related activities (an excuse for spending the day in the woods.)
M.A. student in Applied Anthropology and Public Health
I was born in Logroño, La Rioja, España. My research is focusing on Hispanic/Latinx Intersectional Identities with Disabilities, particularly Autism Spectrum Disorders. My project aims to understand how Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations (CLDPs) perceive, understand, support, and treat individuals with disabilities. My research frameworks in anthropology as a whole are incredibly influenced by being raised as a Bruja, which is a deep and vibrant part of my family, my culture, and the history of my people.
Ph.D. student in Human Development and Family Sciences
My research interests focus on the impact of social policy on families navigating poverty, with a focus on rural communities. My most recent research project explored how participation in a dual-enrollment high school/college partnership program influenced students' perceptions of self-identity and beliefs about possibilities for future selves, particularly among low-income, first-generation students from rural communities. I am a proud first-generation college student.