Grad Ben Talks is an afternoon of TED Talk-style presentations by Penn Arts and Sciences graduate students representing the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Professional Master’s programs.

 

2018 GRAD BEN TALKS WINNERS

Professional Master's 
Patrick Osei, Master of Applied Geosciences
"Groundwater Contamination on Obuasi, Ghana" (video)

Social Sciences 
Rebecca Umbach, Criminology
"Aggression and Sleep: A Daylight Saving Time Quasi-Experiment"  (video)

Humanities
Kendra Grimmett, History of Art
"Looking at Art with Your Body in Mind"  (video)

Natural Sciences
Kieran Dunne
"Mud and the Shape of Rivers"  (video)

Audience Choice
Garrett Meccariello and Tobias Nasgarde, Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences
"The Marketer's Antagonist: Leveraging Behavioral Science to Reduce Unnecessary Spending Behavior in Cashless Environments"  (video)


2017 GRAD BEN TALKS WINNERS

Humanities
Mary Zaborkis, "Age Drag"  (video)

Natural Sciences
Jonathan Johnnidis, "Stem Cells Lead the Way to More Graceful Aging"  (video)

Professional Master's/Other Category
Bryan Currinder, "Conserving Freshwater Systems in Bangladesh and Bhutan through Biomonitoring"  (video)

Social Sciences and Audience Choice Award
Haley Pilgrim, "Accidentally Passing: The Identity Choices of Phenotypically White-Black Multiracials"  (video)