2019 Rebel Grad Slam Results

Nov. 4, 2019

Nam Hoang, a Ph.D. student in Chemistry, won the 2019 Rebel Grad Slam competition on Nov. 1. The College of Sciences 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 nine students representing disciplines ranging from interdisciplinary health sciences to hospitality administration. Second place went to Jason Avedesian (Interdisciplinary Health Sciences), third place to Johanna Andrews (Public Health) and Michael Wong (Interdisciplinary Health Sciences), and audience choice to Hoang. The College of Sciences won a pizza party for having the most competitors in this year's Rebel Grad Slam.

Hoang, who researches the HIF1A gene as the key to cancer growth and metastasis, 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.

2019 Rebel Grad Slam Winners:

  • 1st place and Audience Choice: Nam Hoang, Chemistry, HIF1A: The Key to Cancer Growth and Metastasis
  • 2nd place: Jason Avedesian, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, The Influence of Sport-Related Concussion on Landing Patterns in Adolescent Athletes
  • 3rd place: Johanna Andrews, Public Health, Stress and Coping in Food-Insecure African Americans in Clark County, Nevada 
    and Michael Wong, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, Comparative Effects of Interval Warm-Up Exercise and Bronchodilator on Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction in Children with Mild Asthma

2019 Rebel Grad Slam Final Round Schedule

2019 Rebel Grad Slam Semi-Final Rounds Schedule