November 9, 2021

Thursday, November 18, 4 – 5:30 p.m. (PST), Online


All are welcome to attend! This fun, informal, interdisciplinary event features rapid-fire lightning talks by students doing master’s and doctoral level projects and research. This event is a partnership between the UW Libraries Research Commons and Core Programs—Office of Graduate Student Affairs in The Graduate School. 


  • The Path to Financial Literacy – Interdisciplinary Individual Ph.D. – Helen Achilles Andrews
  • Does Carrying Loads On One Side Affect the Way People with Below-Knee Amputation Walk? – Satria Ardianuari, Mechanical Engineering and Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Assessing COVID-19 Vaccine Adoption Behavior Change Campaigns on Social Media – Niharika Arora, Communication 
  • Quantifying the Shapes of the Brain’s Most Acrobatic Cell – Hawley Helmbrecht, Chemical Engineering
  • Sending News Back Home: Analyzing Information Disorder in the Vietnamese Diaspora – Sarah Nguyen, iSchool
  • Using Predicted Protein 3D Structure Features Predicting Drug-Target Interactions – Ashmitha Rajendran, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education
  • Between Essential & Expendable Seattle Gig Workers’ Experiences of Precarity Through the COVID-19 Pandemic – Lindsey Schwartz, iSchool