SJSU Grad Slam 2024 Event Information

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Grad Slam 2024

Grad Slam 2024 was a success! Congratulations to our winners: Jennifer Benbow, First Place; Timothy Tan, Second Place; and Shruthi Srinivasan, Audience Choice.

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And the Grad Slam 2024 Winners Are...

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First Place

Jennifer Benbow

Bioinformatics, M.S.

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Second Place

Timothy Tan

Materials Engineering, M.S.

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Audience Choice

Shruthi Srinivasan        

Biomedical Engineering, M.S.  

Meet the SJSU Grad Slam 2024 Finalists

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Hyeji Han

Communication Studies, M.A.

Title of Presentation: Unmasking the MZ Myth: The Misguided Unity of Millennials and Gen Z in South Korean Politics


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 Yvonne Phan  

Research and Experimental Psychology, M.A.

Title of Presentation: How Changing Racial Populations Can Influence Attitudes

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Shruthi Srinivasan  

Biomedical Engineering, M.S.

Title of Presentation: Microfluidic Nano-biosensor for Detection of Botulinum Neurotoxin, Serotype A 



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Timothy Tan

Materials Engineering, M.S.

Title of Presentation: Metal 3D-Printing: Make Less, Do More


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Jon Lim

Research and Experimental Psychology, M.A.

Title of Presentation: Connectedness and Independence: Understanding Cultural Differences in Identity


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Kate Worrell

Environmental Studies, M.S.

Title of Presentation: Win-win ecology: Bryophyte facilitation and Dudleya germination in quarry soils



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Andrew Selvia

Software Engineering, M.S. 

Title of Presentation - The Road Less Traveled: Resilient & Free Traffic Prediction


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Sarah Barker

Child and Adolescent Development, M.A. 

Title of Presentation: The Role of Nature as a Protective Factor in Father-Child Relationships


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Jennifer Benbow

Bioinformatics, M.S.

Title of Presentation: CoralVision: Deep Learning Models for Coral Resilience Research


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Alexi Musick

Physics, M.S.

Title of Presentation: Mapping out Globular Clusters in Perseus Cluster Ultra-Diffuse Galaxies Using the Subaru Telescope

Meet the Judges & Emcee

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Jaedyn Rollins - Judge

SJSU and CSU-Wide 2023 Grad Slam Winner

San Jose State University

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Judy Nagai - Judge

Vice President for University Advancement and CEO of the Tower Foundation

San Jose State University

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Ryan Skinnell - Judge

Associate Professor

Department of English & Comparative Literature
San Jose State University

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Simon Tan - Emcee

Sound Transit
SJSU Alumnus

Judging Criteria

Presenters are allowed three minutes and one static slide for their presentation and will be judged on criteria rated from 1 (needs improvement) to 6 (excellent).

See the Detailed Judging Rubric.

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