Dan Moser, March 24, 2023
Research Slam, Nebraska Lecture highlight Student Research Days March 27-31
The field has been set for the second annual Student Research Days Slam March 31, with slammers to present on everything from bugs and batteries to Mayan language and synesthesia.
The slam will begin with lunch at 11:30 a.m. at the Wick Alumni Center and slammers will start presenting at noon. Registration is required to attend.
The slammers and their topics:
- Ryleigh Grove, sophomore, plant biology: “Navigating the Waves of Change in Scientific Discovery”
- Emma Knezevic, junior, insect science: “Bug Club: The Glitter of Possibility”
- Sam Lawton, junior, emerging media arts: “XR Limb: Applied Synesthesia and Immersive Technology”
- Héctor Palala, Ph.D. student, Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education: “Kematz’ib’ Weaving Words: A Journey to Mayan Language Preservation”
- Sahand Serajian, Ph.D. student, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: “Angels, Demons, and Batteries”
In their brief, engaging presentations, slammers are challenged to discuss the moments, experiences or aspects of their work that most excite and exhilarate them.
Attendees will get to vote on their favorite presentation, with cash prizes for the winner and other participants.
“We encourage students, faculty and staff to turn out to support and cheer on our student researchers,” said Jocelyn Bosley, research impact coordinator for the Office of Research and Economic Development.
The Slam caps Student Research Days March 27-31. The week also includes the spring Nebraska Lecture featuring Philip Schwadel, Carl A. Happold Professor of sociology, at 2 p.m. March 30. His topic is “Declining Religion in the U.S.: The Causes and Consequences of Religious Disaffiliation Among Young Americans.”
Registration is required for Schwadel’s Zoom lecture.
Other events next week:
- Research with Impact! Workshop, March 27, 1-2:30 p.m. Register for Zoom link.
- Undergraduate Student Poster Sessions, engineering and physical sciences, March 28, 10 a.m.-noon, Nebraska Union; arts, humanities, business, education, social sciences and life sciences, March 29, 10 a.m.-noon, Nebraska Union.
- Graduate Student Poster Sessions, engineering and physical sciences, March 28, 3-5 p.m., Nebraska Union; arts, humanities, business, education, social sciences and life sciences, March 29, 3-5 p.m.