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Friday, March 8th
9:00 AM

Oral Presentations

9:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Presentations were grouped by theme and moderated by a graduate student.


UC 331: Revealing and Improving Child Health; Moderator: Tess Carlson, Public and Community Health Sciences

UC 332: Unearthing Hidden Creatures; Moderator: Shafiqul Islam, English

UC 333: Engineering New Work; Moderator: Matthew Nichols, Forestry


UC 330: Healing from Colonization; Moderator: Anna-Marie David, Anthropology

UC 331: Examining Linguistics; Moderator: McKenna Flannigan, Linguistics

UC 332: Addressing Pedagogical and Patient Health Needs; Moderator: Rebecca Pejak, Public and Community Health Sciences

UC 333: Examining the Outdoors; Moderator: Amelia Schmidt, Cellular, Molecular, and Microbial Biology


UC 331: Novel Avenues in Child and DNA Development; Moderator: Shaun Opp, Toxicology

UC 332: Methods for Improving Sustainability, Conservation, and Software; Moderator: Najifa Farhat, Journalism

UC 333: Maternal Health; Moderator: Abigail Vandervoort, Public Administration and Policy

12:00 PM

Lunch and Panel Discussion: Indigenous Health

UC North Ballroom

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch was provided by The Institute for Health and Humanities in support of the lunch panel conversation on Indigenous Health. (Lunch panel began at 12:15.)

Lunch Panel: Indigenous Research Perspectives on Health

Indigenous graduate students across the University of Montana engage in research and projects that center around the health of this world, including people and communities, but also the environment around them. These graduate students will offer their insights into their work as it pertains to them in the areas of Counseling, Toxicology, and Clinical Psychology. Indigenous perspectives in research are important to offering new insights and understanding not only in higher education, but the broader world around us.

Moderator: Sierra Paske Cureton, Ph.D. Student in Chemistry, Hunkpapa Lakota & Arikara


  • Brittney Hunter, M.A. Student in Counselor Education
  • Olathe Antonia, Ph.D. Student in Clinical Psychology, Navajo & Shawnee
  • Niche Brown, Ph.D. Student in Toxicology, Northern Arapaho

1:00 PM

Poster Presentation Session

UC North Ballroom

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

"Best of GradCon" Awards

UC North Ballroom

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM