During UMBC’s 2019 Homecoming celebration — and the celebratory opening of the new Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building — join us for a series of GRIT-X talks! We offer 30-minute sets of three short, engaging talks by alumni, faculty, and students. Come to any session or all of them!

1 – 1:30 p.m. Session 1

Crystal Watkins, ’95, biology
Director, Memory Clinic, Sheppard Pratt Hospital
Determination in Dementia: Perseverance Through Memory Loss

Kevin Omland
Professor, Biological Sciences, UMBC
Why Diversity Matters: Gender Biases and the Study of Female Bird Song

Tinoosh Mohsenin
Associate Professor, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, UMBC
Micro A.I.: When Intelligence Moves to the Low Power Sensors

1:30-1:45 p.m. Break with refreshments

1:45 – 2:15 p.m. Session 2

Premal Shah, ’98, biochemistry
Co-Founder and COO, Citizen
F!@$ Cancer: Using Your Data to Kill It

Lisa Moren
Professor, Visual Arts, UMBC
What is the Shape of Water? A Cross-Species Artwork

Mustafa Al-Adhami
Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, UMBC
The Quest: Finding Medical Answers From the Unknown

2:15 – 2:30 p.m. Break with refreshments

2:30 – 3 p.m. Session 3

Gregory Szeto
Assistant Professor, Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering, UMBC
The Frenemy Within: Mining the Wisdom and Ignorance of Our Immune System

Carolyn Forestiere
Associate Professor, Political Science, UMBC
See the World and Find Yourself: Why Study Abroad Matters

Yonathan Zohar
Professor and Chair, Marine Biotechnology, UMBC
More People Eat More Fish: Can We Prevent Empty Oceans?

Admission is free. For complete information, please visit UMBC’s Homecoming site.


Start Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Start Time: 1:00 pm

End Date:
End Time: 3:00 pm

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Venue Name: Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building

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