View the Fall 2017 LoboBITES finals

Fall 2017 LoboBITES Winners

  • First-Place Winner: James Fluke, "Characterization of Bacterial Impairment along the Rio Grande near Albuquerque"
  • Second-Place Winner: Cristabelle De Souza, "Tackling a Tumor Suppressor Gone Rogue: Can We OVARcome Ovarian Cancer?"
  • Third-Place Winner: Erin Watson-Chappell, "Exploring Snail Immunology using the Common Garden Snail"
  • About the Fall 2017 LoboBITES Competition

    LoboBITES are three minute presentations on a thesis, dissertation, or other substantial research project. To be successful, students must present their research in a compelling and easily comprehensible way, using language and terms appropriate for a general audience.

    Presentations at the Fall 2017 LoboBITES competition were judged by a panel consisting of UNM and Albuquerque community members. The first place winner, James Fluke, won a $1000 in scholarships and a paid trip to Las Vegas, Nevada to represent UNM at a regional "three-minute thesis"-type competition in March 2018. Second-place winner Cristabelle De Souza won a $500 scholarship, and third-place winner Erin Watson-Chappell won a $250 scholarship.

    The LoboBites schedule was as follows. All sessions took place on November 8, 2017 in the Bobo Room on the third floor of Hodgin Hall.

  • 9:00-10:00 am: LoboBites Session 1
  • 10:45-11:45 am: LoboBites Session 2
  • 12:30-1:30 pm: LoboBites Session 3
  • 2:15-3:15 pm: LoboBites Session 4
  • 3:45-5:00 pm: LoboBites Final and Awards
  • 5:00-6:00 pm: Conference Reception
  • Schedule

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    2017
    Wednesday, November 8th
    9:00 AM

    Abenaki Language Revitilization in New England and Quebec

    Elizabeth Ann Berton-Reilly, Doctoral Student, Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Black Feminine Identity Construction: Human Rights Claims Through Literary Resistance

    Kelly Cardoso da Silva, Master's Student, Portuguese-Brazilian Literature

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Democracy and Acts of Citizenship in Brazilian and Colombian Cultural Production

    Mariana Sierra, Doctoral Student, Spanish and Portuguese

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Electronic structure contributions to molecular rectification

    Ranjana Dangi, Doctoral Student, Chemistry and Chemical Biology

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Failure of Communication Network under the Influence of Power Failure

    Pankaz Das, Doctoral Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Highly accurate simulations of turbulent mixing layers

    Juan Diego Colmenares Fernandez, Doctoral Student, Mechanical Engineering

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Re-inking Brazil: Race in Brazilian Graphic Novels

    Karen de Melo, Master's Student, Portuguese

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    The Next-Generation Connected and Smart Cyber-Firefighter System

    Vamsi Karthik, Master's Student, Computer Engineering

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Usage-Based Activities for Beginning Level Spanish Heritage Learners

    Mark Cisneros, Doctoral Student, Hispanic Linguistics

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Using Design Challenges to Develop Professional Identity

    Jordan O. James, Doctoral Student, Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    10:45 AM

    Advantages of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy tubes in patients with head and neck cancer who receive radiation as part of their treatment

    Nevin Thul, Master's Student, Speech and Hearing Sciences

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    DESIGNING AND BUILDING RESILIENT COMMUNITIES: AN IMPLEMENTATION IN NEPAL

    Lauren Victoria Jaramillo, Doctoral Student, Civil Engineering

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Forgotten CO2: measuring diffuse carbon dioxide from volcanoes

    Kristen Rahilly, Doctoral Student, Earth and Planetary Sciences

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Re-contextualizing Traditional Dances in the Ghana Educational System

    Mel Asiedu Gyamera, Master's Student, Dance

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Robust Text Activity Detection from Videos of Computer Monitors

    Krithika Saravanan, Master's Student, Computer Science

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    The Gay Enemy: Dictatorship and Dialogues of Human Rights Violation in Brazilian Contemporary Literature

    Andre de Oliveira Nascimento, Master's Student, Portuguese

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    The Snowpack Toolbox: Water Research in Far-Flung Places

    Jennifer N. Van Osdel, Master's Student, Civil Engineering

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    The Stories in Online Petitions and What They Teach Us: A Primer on "Racontology"

    Aaron Kelly Anderson, Doctoral Student, Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    "This is what crazy looks like" Instagram and mental health narratives

    Camille Velarde, Doctoral Student, Communication and Journalism

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    12:30 PM

    Characterization of Bacterial Impairment along the Rio Grande near Albuquerque

    James Fluke, Master's Student, Civil Engineering

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

    Cho-cho, Chayote, Huiscil? How did the "vegetable pear" enter Brazil and become a common and culturally significance food commodity?

    Hayley Pedrick, Master's Student, Latin American Studies

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

    Community Participation and Government Support for Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Process in Ecuador After The 2016 Earthquake

    Soledad Anda, Master's Student, Community and Regional Planning

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

    Exploring snail immunology using the common garden snail

    Erin L. Watson-Chappell, Doctoral Student, Biology

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

    Female Hero Mega-Archetypes

    Doaa Omran, Doctoral Student, English

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

    Greener Bitcoins

    Diksha Gupta, Doctoral Student, Computer Science

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

    Innovative Diabetes Management for Monolingual Spanish-Speaking Patients

    Fadi Ali Jamaleddin Ahmad, Master's Student, Public Health

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

    Signs of Music: How Does Music Mean?

    Matthew Stanley, Master's Student, Music

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

    Tackling a tumor suppressor gone rogue: Can we OVARcome ovarian cancer?

    Cristabelle De Souza, Doctoral Student, Cancer Biology

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

    Using Video Games and Virtual/Augmented Reality as Literary Learning Tools in the Classroom

    Miles Harvey, Doctoral Student, Literacy

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

    2:15 PM

    Architecture, health and beyond

    Hirbod Norouzianpour, Master's Student, Architecture

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

    Celiac Disease: Enhancing Educational Support for Gastroenterology Providers in the Adult Celiac Population

    Louise Crozier, Doctoral Student, Nursing-DNP

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

    Mental Health in Gilded Age New Mexico

    Kaveh Mowahed, Doctoral Student, History

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

    Modeling Cascading-Failures in Power Grid Including Communication and Human Operator Impacts

    Rezoan Ahmed Shuvro, Doctoral Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

    Regulation of Hydrogen Sulfide Production in Blood Vessels.

    Perenkita Mendiola, Doctoral Student, Cell Biology and Physiology

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

    Resistance and Assimilation in Post-Annexation New Mexico: The Forgotten Works of Felipe M. Chacón

    Debra Nieto, Master's Student, Spanish and Portuguese

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

    RESTAURANT REGIONS: AN ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITY BASED MODEL OF RESTAURANT CHAIN DISTRIBUTION IN THE UNITED STATES

    Stephen Griego, Doctoral Student, Intercultural Communication

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

    Teaching Standard Arabic to Second Generation Muslim Students at a Sunday School Located in the U.S. Midwest Region

    Khadidja Belhadi, Doctoral Student, Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

    Trace element constraints on the hydro-geology of Gale Crater, Mars

    Ryan Jackson, Doctoral Student, Earth and Planetary Sciences

    Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall, Third Floor

    2:15 PM - 3:15 PM