Research Slam

 

​This annual contest awards the best three-minute research presentation given by an LLNL postdoc. Postdocs learn to clearly explain the motivation, results, and significance of their research to a non-specialty audience and a panel of judges.

Our current panel of judges include:

  • Kim Budil, Lab Director
  • Pat Falcone, Deputy Director, Science & Technology
  • Greg Suski, Former Associate Deputy Director, Science & Technology
  • Sheryl Hingorani, Chief of Staff
  • Theresa Maldonado, University of California Office of the President, Vice President for Research & Innovation


The top three finalists will be invited to compete in the first Bay Area Research Slam! with winners from LBNL, SLAC, and SNL, on Thursday, October 28 @ 3:00 PM​

 


The fourteen finalists Research Slam! 2021

Tune in to the live stream at 2:30 pm October 6 to join the action and vote for your favorite speaker.

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Mark Burton

PLS/MSD

Hot Nuclear Materials + Controlled Atmospheres = What​

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Mary Burkey

WCI/DPD

Planetary Defense: The Nuclear Option​​

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Sophia Rocco

ENG/NSED

Smile for the (Neutron) Camera! 

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Haichao Miao

COMP/CASC

From the Workshop to the Holodeck: Inspecting Complex Parts in Virtual Reality.​​

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Felicia Sutanto

PLS/NACSD

Understanding Nothing​​

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Zachary Sims

PLS/MSD

The Revolutionary Power of Disorder​

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Rebecca Walton

ENG/MED

From Blowpipes to Printing Nozzles: Our Continuing Glass Mission​

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Michael Morrison

PLS/BBTD

Using Metagenomics to Evaluate Astronaut Health Risks​​

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Naiomy Rios-Arce

PLS/BBTD

Does your Knee Hurt?​

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Mariana Desiree Reale Batista

PLS/MSD

How Would You Survive the Next Heatwave without Electricity?​​

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Jorge Luis Barrera Cruz

ENG/CED

Optimizing Reactor Designs for a More Sustainable Future​​

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Xiyu Yi

PLS/BBTD

Tracking Lots of Dots – to Help Searching for the Cure for Cancer

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Brandon Foley

PLS/MSD

Urgent Problems Need Fast Solutions: How Better Math can Slow Global Warming​​​

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Sarah Sandholtz

PLS/BBTD

A Shot in the Dark or a Surefire Hit?: Identifying Drug Targets for COVID-19​