calendar-with-clock-icon-uc-santa-barbara Tuesday, March 5th, 2024 3:00pm - 4:00pm
location-icon-uc-santa-barbara Engineering Science Building Room 1001


Jaber Daneshamooz (Computer Science)
"ISP in the Box"

Satish Kumar (Electrical & Computer Engineering)
"The Invisible Menace: Methane Emissions"

Zachary Maches (Mechanical Engineering)
"Settling Down: Building New Models of Marine Aggregate Dynamics"

Haarika Manda (Computer Science)
"Assessing the Efficacy of the Connect America Fund in Addressing Internet Access Inequities in the US"

Elizabeth Schauer (Chemical Engineering)
"Turning Off the Biological Clock"

Saurabh Sharma (Computer Science)
"Electioneering The Network: Dynamic Multi-Step Adversarial Attacks for Community Canvassing"

Daniella Walter (Mechanical Engineering)
"The Missing Puzzle Piece: The Role of Mechanics in Tissue Development"


Our esteemed judges for this round are:

  • Shasta Delp (Executive Director of the Academic Senate)

  • Colby Fagan (Undergraduate Student in Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology and UC LEADS Scholars)

  • Darryl Heller (Former Vice President of Operations & Engineering at RIVIERA BRONZE MFG)

  • Kseniia Karnaukh (Graduate Student in Chemistry & Biochemistry and 2023 Grad Slam Finalist)

  • John Park (Professor of Asian American Studies)

Emcee: Dar Roberts, Graduate Division Associate Dean

For each of the preliminary rounds, we will give out over $1,500 in prize money:

  • $1,000 for 1st place and advancement to the Final Round on April 5
  • $500 for the runner up
  • $25 gift cards for raffled off for all other presenters


  • WINNER: Daniella Walter
  • RUNNER UP: Zachary Maches