Eight Gevirtz School graduate students take part in UC Santa Barbara's Graduate Student Showcase Grad Slam

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Eight Gevirtz School graduate students are taking part in the UC Santa Barbara’s Graduate Student Showcase Grad Slam. The students participating in the Grad Slam – a campus-wide competition for the best three-minute talk – are Rusha Al-Rawaf, Lois Harmon, Cynthia Harvey, Rafael Hernandez, Jasmin Llamas, Whitney O’Malley, Torrey Trust, and Yin Yu. Eighty-two graduate students representing 36 departments and programs are scheduled to compete. This is an opportunity for graduate students to tell the campus about their research or share their thoughts on big ideas that matter. Creative presentations are welcome but all talks must include a live oral presentation and between one and three PowerPoint slides. A full calendar of Graduate Student Showcase events is on-line.

The Gevirtz School presentations are:

Rusha Al-Rawaf, Education, Do You Think Munch Would Scream for Museum Education?

Lois Harmon, Education, Effective Literacy Instruction

Cynthia Harvey, Education, Seventh-Grade Students’ Judgments About the Historical Significance of World Events, 500-1500 C.E.

Rafael Hernandez, Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, Responding to Racial Microaggressions: Impacts on Latina/o Student Well-Being and Persistence Attitudes

Jasmin Llamas, Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, The Importance of Familia for Latina/o College Students: Examining Familial Support on Intragroup Marginalization

Whitney O’Malley, Education, College Student Organizations, Social Interactions and Sense of Belonging

Torrey Trust, Education, K-12 Tech Tools Database: Understanding How Open Educational Resources Shape Student Learning

Yin Yu, Education, What Do Test Scores of Students Tell Us?

[The presenters are available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]