Trevor Pollom, a Ph.D. student in Anthropology, won the 2018 Rebel Grad Slam competition on Nov. 2. The College of Liberal Arts will hold on the Rebel Grad Slam 'stache trophy until next year's competition.
Rebel Grad Slam, an annual event hosted by the Graduate College, challenges graduate students to present their research in a condensed and compelling way using only three minutes and one slide.
Preliminary and semi-final rounds throughout the week culminated in a final round featuring 10 students representing disciplines ranging from mechanical engineering to teaching and learning. Second place went to Henry Castillo (Teaching & Learning), third place to Bhagya De Silva (Chemistry and Biochemistry), and audience choice to Jessica DeBerardinis (Mechanical Engineering). The College of Sciences won a pizza party for having the most competitors in this year's Rebel Grad Slam.
Pollom, who researches the dietary changes in hunter-gatherer children and the implications for human growth and development, will represent UNLV in the Western Association of Graduate Schools’ regional three-minute thesis competition in March and in the Southwest Showdown regional three-minute thesis competition in April.
2018 Rebel Grad Slam Winners:
- 1st place: Trevor Pollom, Anthropology, Dietary Changes in Hunter-Gatherer Children: Implications for Human Growth and Development
- 2nd place: Henry Castillo, Teaching & Learning, Public Speaking as an Anti-Bullying Tool
- 3rd place: Bhagya de Silva, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Hold on to your memories: A new approach to discovering drugs for Alzheimer's disorder
- Audience choice: Jessica DeBerardinis, Mechanical Engineering, A Mathematical Model for use in Measuring the Mechanical Properties of the Foot during Walking