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Graduate students strut their research stuff at LoboBITES

Graduate student finalists at the LoboBITES competition
Megan Kamerick
Graduate student finalists at the LoboBITES competition

University Showcase, 11/17, 8a: Every year graduate students at the University of New Mexico present their research in 3-minute long talks, competing to advance to a regional competition. The idea is to help grad students learn to present their work succinctly to audiences.

On this episode we hear from Professor Maria Lane, interim dean of graduate studies, who coordinated this year’s event.

We’ll also hear from several students: Andrea Arrellin focuses on why people with intellectual disabilities need resources around sexual health; Lauren Haupt of the Caddo Nation talks about shifting the focus of anthropology towards the needs of tribal communities; Emily Hendrix talks about her research manipulating a protein to address addiction; and Michaela Millillo discusses the links between traumatic brain injuries in youth and psychopathic traits.

Megan has been a journalist for 25 years and worked at business weeklies in San Antonio, New Orleans and Albuquerque. She first came to KUNM as a phone volunteer on the pledge drive in 2005. That led to volunteering on Women’s Focus, Weekend Edition and the Global Music Show. She was then hired as Morning Edition host in 2015, then the All Things Considered host in 2018. Megan was hired as News Director in 2021.