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UMBC’s fifth annual GRIT-X talks will take place on Saturday, October 9, in the Proscenium Theatre at 2 p.m. GRIT-X is an active learning demonstration and series of 30-minute presentations to celebrate the passion and achievements of UMBC’s alumni, faculty and graduates students. Nine speakers shared their stories of discovery, creativity, collaboration, and perseverance, conveying compelling aspects of UMBC’s impact in the areas of research, scholarship and creative achievement.
Letitia Dzirasa ’03
More than a Dashboard – The Heightened Role of Data in Driving Equity
Nature Needs Culture – Conservation in the Age of Humans
Fleximers – Bending over Backwards for a Cure
Stressing Connections – Designing for Affective Awareness
Start Small but Start – The Story Behind a Unique WMO-certified Climate-Observing Site in Maryland
The Math that Explains the End of the Pandemic
Sankarshan Murthy ’06
The next Computer That We Will All Live in – HOMES!
Parenting – Looking for Answers within and Across Cultural Borders
Saving our Environment from the Past – A Story of Chemicals and Fish
Crystal Watkins, ’95, biology
Director, Memory Clinic, Sheppard Pratt Hospital
Determination in Dementia: Perseverance Through Memory Loss
Professor, Biological Sciences, UMBC
Why Diversity Matters: Gender Biases and the Study of Female Bird Song
Associate Professor, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, UMBC
Micro A.I.: When Intelligence Moves to the Low Power Sensors
Premal Shah, ’98, biochemistry
Co-Founder and COO, Citizen
F!@$ Cancer: Using Your Data to Kill It
Professor, Visual Arts, UMBC
What is the Shape of Water? A Cross-Species Artwork
Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, UMBC
The Quest: Finding Medical Answers From the Unknown
Assistant Professor, Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering, UMBC
The Frenemy Within: Mining the Wisdom and Ignorance of Our Immune System
Associate Professor, Political Science, UMBC
See the World and Find Yourself: Why Study Abroad Matters
Professor and Chair, Marine Biotechnology, UMBC
More People Eat More Fish: Can We Prevent Empty Oceans?