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GRIT Talks Summer Lecture Series

Monday, June 29, 2015 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 8:00pm


5PM at Hatlen Theater; 7PM at Pollock Theater


Open to the Public


James Ford, J.Ford@summer.ucsb.edu



The successful summer lecture series, GRIT Talks (summer.ucsb.edu/grit), is back and better than ever. 

Ground-Breaking Innovative Technology (GRIT) Talks showcase 8 of the brightest scholars at UCSB in dynamic and engaging presentations. This years’ series includes topics on physics, engineering, biology, chemistry, and media arts and technology. 

Each lecture is free, open to the public, includes a Q&A session after the lecture, and refreshments. 

For full abstracts, please visit summer.ucsb.edu/grit



Gretchen Hofman 

"Global Change Biology and the California Coastal Ocean”

June 29, Hatlen Theater, 5pm






Yasamin Mostofi 

"RF and Robotics: Opportunities and Challenges"

July 1, Hatlen Theater, 5pm





Todd Squires 

"Even Your Shampoo Is Fascinating: The Science and Engineering of Everyday Life"

July 6, Hatlen Theater, 5pm






Tom Soh 

"Technology for Measuring Biomolecules in Real-Time”

July 8, Hatlen Theater, 5pm






Joann Kuchera-Morin 

"Immersed in N-Dimensions: Using the Creative Process as a Computational Framework for Unfolding Complex Systems"

July 13, Pollock Theater, 7pm






Joseph Polchinski 

"Spacetime Versus the Quantum"

July 15, Pollock Theater, 7pm






Dennis Clegg 

"Vision for the Future: Stem Cell Therapy for Eye Disease"

July 20, Hatlen Theater, 5pm





Kevin Plaxco 

"Better Living through Biosensors"

July 22, Hatlen Theater, 5pm




For questions, abstracts of the talks, downloadable schedule, or more information, please see summer.ucsb.edu/grit or contact James Ford at j.ford@summer.ucsb.edu.