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GRIT-X

Global. Research. Innovation. Trends. Excellence.

GRIT-X is a series of presentations to celebrate the passion and achievements of UMBC’s alumni, faculty and graduates students, with invited speakers conveying compelling aspects of UMBC’s impact in the areas of research, scholarship and creative achievement.

GRIT-X 2018 (October 13, 2018)

Shawn Bediako
Shawn Bediako
Inscribing the Race – Sickled Cells, Science and Society

Manil Suri
Manil Suri
STEAMy Videos and X’y Tales: Approaching Math through Narrative

Nicole King
Nicole King
Do Listen to Strangers

Kavita Krishnaswamy
Kavita Krishnaswamy ’07, ’19
Robotic Journeys – A Quest for Independence

Kimberly Moffitt
Kimberly Moffitt
The Princess and the Glass Cliff(er) – An Exploration of Gender and Race in Animation

Eric Dyer
Eric Dyer ’95
Material Motion – Resurrecting Cinema’s Forgotten Ancestry

Diane Bell McKoy
Diane Bell McKoy ’93
Suicide Led the Way – A New Set of Lenses Creates the Change

"Richard
Richard Chisolm ’82
Catalytic Filmmaking – Embracing the Power of the Documentary

Deborah Thompson Eisenberg
Deborah Thompson Eisenberg
The Four Superpowers Needed to create a Culture of Conflict Resolution

GRIT-X 2017 (October 14, 2017)

Kafui Dzirasa
Kafui Dzirasa ’01
Next Generation Psychiatric Diagnostics and Therapeutics

Christine Mallinson
Christine Mallinson
The Social Life of Speech

Nilanjan Banerjee
Nilanjan Banerjee
When What You Wear Understands You

Sean Pang
Sean Pang ’11
The Fortune of Misfortunes: Finding Passion and What to Do With It
Gymama Slaughter
Gymama Slaughter
The Art of Powering Implantable Electronics
Kate Brown
Kate Brown
The Great Chernobyl Mystery: How Ignorance Became Policy and Politics
Corey-Fleischer
Corey Fleischer ’08

Building Founders the Old Fashioned Way

T. Jane Turner

Here Be Dragons: Investigating Black Holes in Galaxy Nuclei

Doug Hamby

Making Dance: Let the Body Show the Way

GRIT-X 2016 (September 17, 2016)

Pagan and Hileman
Kiirstn Pagan and Katie Hileman
When Your Art Becomes Your Business
lee blaney
Lee Blaney
Our Environment is on Drugs
tyson king meadows
Tyson King Meadows
Why the Color of Your Canary Matters for Democracy
Rebecca Adelman
Rebecca A. Adelman
Beyond the Checkpoint: Rethinking Citizenship and Surveillance
Vanderlei Martins
Vanderlei Martins
Reaching for the Skies – Sun, Pollution, Clouds and Climate
Lee Boot
Lee Boot
A Grand Visualization Challenge: Putting Humpty Together Again
Karsonya Wise Whitehead
Karsonya Wise Whitehead
From ReSearch to MeSearch: Finding Ways to Add Your Voice to the Wind of Social Memory
Govind Rao
Govind Rao
Inventing Tomorrow at UMBC
Thomas Schaller
Thomas Schaller
Teaching Politics in an Era of Civics Decline