OSC Students Participate in Grad Slam 2018

    Date Posted: 
    Tuesday, April 10, 2018

    Travis Sawyer, Optical Sciences Ph.D. student, took home 2nd Place Grand Prize and the People Choice Award in the Grad Slam 2018 competition for his presentation "Uncovering the Spectral Fingerprint of Disease." Along with 2nd Place, Travis received a monetary prize of $2,000. Travis shared details of his research, under the mentorship of Professor Jennifer Barton, when he was featured in Watt's Up "Another Wavelength." OSC would like to send out a hearty Congratulations to Travis! 

    Additionally, Justin Hyatt presented his research under Professor Roger Angel's mentorship in the Semi-Finals round of the Grad Slam. Great job, Justin! 

    More about the competition:

    Grad Slam is a campus-wide competition for the best 3-minute graduate student presentation of a research or creative project, hosted by the University of Arizona Graduate College. It is an excellent opportunity for students to enhance their communication skills and is an effective way of showcasing to the UA community and the public the innovative research and creative work associated with graduate education at the UA. All disciplines are encouraged to participate. All talks must be live oral presentations. 

    A video of Travis' presentation will soon be available on the Grad Slam website.

    Caption: University of Arizona Graduate College, Travis Sawyer presenting his Grad Slam.