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UCSC Grad Slam winner envisions surfing on shrimp shells

Published Friday March 3


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Grad students compete to explain their academic pursuits in 240 seconds or less

12 UC Santa Cruz graduate students provided quick glimpses into their ongoing research in the 3rd annual campuswide Grad Slam, a three-minute elevator pitch competition to encourage better storytelling about complex academic topics.

John Felts, a 2nd year Ph.D. electrical engineering student, earned top marks for his talk about creating environmentally friendly surfboard foam from the shells of shrimp. He won $3,000 and the opportunity to compete in a UC-wide competition on May 4.

Article length: About 610 words.
Tags: Surfing Surfboards Santa Cruz
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