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Congratulations to Grad Slam 2018 Winners Valerie Madera-Garcia and Yiyi Huang!

Congratulations to 2018 Carson Scholars Valerie Madera-Garcia (Agnese Nelms Haury Fellow) and Yiyi Huang (Freshwater Fellow) for winning the following at Grad Slam 2018!

  • 3rd Place Grand Prize Winner: Valerie Madera-Garcia, Epidemiology, for her presentation "Unexpected visitors in septic tanks"
    • Best Environmental Presentation Award: Valerie Madera-Garcia, Epidemiology
  • Grand Prize Honorable Mention: Yiyi Huang, Atmospheric Sciences, for her presentation "Artic sea ice decline: what, why and what next?"

Grad Slam is a campus-wide competition for the best 3-minute graduate student presentation of a research or creative project. It is an excellent opportunity for students to enhance their communication skills and is an effective way of showcasing to the UA community and the public the innovative research and creative work associated with graduate education at the UA.

Valerie and Yiyi will represent the University of Arizona on April 28 in Phoenix, Arizona, at the regional Southwest Showdown: 3-Minute Grad Slam! Good luck!