Most Innovative Research Panel

Most Innovative Research

All presentation abstract submissions, submitted by the March 30th deadline, and unless otherwise requested, will be considered for inclusion on the panel for “Most Innovative Research”, a panel of three presentations as chosen by three UC Davis faculty members in various departments. This panel will take place from 1:10-2:10, and will be attended by the three faculty judges who, after the conclusion of the panel, will decide on the winning presentation. The winning presentation will be announced during the closing remarks, and will receive a $100 Amazon gift card. The two runner-up presentations will each receive a $50 Amazon gift card.


Faculty Judges: 

Dr. Eric Russell (Associate Professor, Department of French and Italian)

Dr. Nobuko Koyama (Assistant Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures)

Dr. Eugênia Fernandes (Lecturer, Department of Spanish & Portuguese)



‘On a Scale of 1 to 10, How Much Pain Are You in?’ Conversations on Chronic Pain and Controlled Substances.

Peter Joseph Torres, University of California, Davis


Constructing Shared Knowledge Through Gesture

Hiba Al Ghabra & Tiffany R. Diebold, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey


Building Fluency: A Corpus Based Contrastive Analysis of Formulaic Speech in Students of Spanish as a Second Language and Native Speakers

Silvia Aguinaga Echeverria, University of California, Davis