Dudney wins second place in Berkeley’s Grad Slam

Dudney, middle, wins second place!

Joan Dudney wins second place at the UC Berkeley-wide Grad Slam competition! Each year, students from every department can submit a three minute speech on their dissertation research. The challenge: make your research engage a broad audience. The goal of Grad Slam is to provide “emerging scientists and scholars with the skills to engage the public in their work.” Dudney was one of eight selected for the semi-finals in March and finished in second place in the finals, winning $1,000 for her efforts.