Back by popular demand from our 50th Anniversary weekend, it’s Grit-X! Head to UMBC’s Black Box Theatre on Saturday, October 14, from 10 a.m. to noon, and be enlightened by some of the most intriguing alumni and faculty minds.
The full lineup of time slots, speakers, and topics is as follows:
SESSION 1: 10-10:30 a.m.
Welcome: Karl V. Steiner, Vice President for Research
Moderator: William LaCourse, Dean, College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
Kafui Dzirasa ’01, M8, Chemical Engineering — Associate Professor, Duke School of Medicine
Next Generation Psychiatric Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Christine Mallinson — Professor, Language, Literacy, and Culture
The Social Life of Speech
Nilanjan Banerjee — Associate Professor, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
When What You Wear Understands You
SESSION 2: 10:45-11:15 a.m.
Moderator: Scott Casper, Dean, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Sean Pang ’09, English, and M.A. ’11, Teaching — English Teacher, Montgomery County Public Schools
The Fortune of Misfortunes: Finding Passion and What to Do With It
Gymama Slaughter — Associate Professor, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
The Art of Powering Implantable Electronics
Kate Brown — Professor, History
The Great Chernobyl Mystery: How Ignorance Became Policy and Politics
SESSION 3: 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Moderator: Keith J. Bowman, Dean, College of Engineering and Information Technology
Corey Fleischer ’08, Mechanical Engineering — Co-Founder, The Foundery
Building Founder the Old Fashioned Way
T. Jane Turner — Professor, Physics & Director, Center for Space Science and Technology
Here Be Dragons: Investigating Black Holes in Galaxy Nuclei
Doug Hamby — Professor, Dance & Director, Linehan Artist Scholars Program
Making Dance: Letting the Body Show the Way