Jacob Kirksey and Jasmine McBeath, doctoral students in the Department of Education at the Gevirtz School will compete in the semi-final round of the 2018 UC Santa Barbara’s Graduate Student Showcase Grad Slam. Kirksey will compete on Tuesday, April 17, 3-4 pm in SRB Multipurpose Room; McBeath will compete on Wednesday, April 18, 11 am-12 pm in SRB Multipurpose Room. The events are free and open to the public. In these Grad Slam events, graduate students have the chance to tell the campus about their research or share their thoughts on big ideas that matter, in just a three-minute talk. Kirksey or McBeath hope to make it to the final round and have a chance at the grand prize of $5,000.
Jacob Kirksey’s talk is “Schools as Sanctuaries: Is ICE Raiding the American Dream from Schoolgoing Immigrant-Origin Youth?” and Jasmine McBeath’s talk is “Community-Oriented Making: Engineering Change.”