Research and Creative Activity Conference

Saturday November 04, 2017 9:00am
Loma Pelona

The first annual Research and Creative Activities Conference (RACA-CON) will be from 9:30 AM through 4:00 PM on Saturday, November 4 and will feature short talks and poster presentations from current CCS students on their current research and original work endeavors. Two keynote speeches from Emmy Award-winner Parry Gripp (CCS Literature ’92) and astrophysicist Alex Filippenko (CCS Physics ’79) will round out the program. Stay with us for a tasty catered lunch. The conference is free and open to the public, but we just ask that you please RSVP by Tuesday, October 24.

The Conference will be the official launch of CCS' 50th Anniversary!


Loma Pelona Center on the UCSB campus.


9:30 AM Welcoming

10:00 AM Dean's Introduction

10:10 AM Alex Filippenko's Opening Keynote 

Titled, "My Journey through CCS and the Accelerating Universe"

11:15 AM Student Talks-Session 1

  • Juan Silverio (Art), Koe Inlow (Biology), Ellia La (Chemistry and Biochemistry),  Jordan Mitchell (Music Composition), Sergiy Casylyev (Physics), James Ehrets II (Physics), Casondra Cunningham (Art), Cristian Sharma (Biology), Catrina Wilson (Chemistry and Biochemistry), Preston Towers (Music Composition), Benjamin Siegel (Physics), Komal Surani (Writing and Literature), Tay Graham Howard (Art), Sydney Hunt (Biology), Megan Franke (Mathematics), Nick O'Dea (Physics), Pharuj Rajborirug (Physics), Chloe Avery (Mathematics). 

12:15 PM Lunch and Poster Session 

2:00 PM Student Talks-Session 2

  • Jasen Liu (Biology), Kailyn Kausen (Writing and Literature), Dolev Bluvstein (Physics), Phillip Masterson (Physics), Bailey Clark (Art), Veronica Torres (Biology), Nicholas Geis (Mathematics), Nicholas Mazuk (Music Composition), Anoop Praturu (Physics), Bonnie Huang (Art), Trevor Cohen (Chemistry and Biochemistry), Phoebe Coy (Mathematics), Mitchell Koerner (Physics), Christopher Madsen (Physics), Lia Yeh (Computing) 

3:05 PM Parry Gripp's Closing Keynote

Titled, "Up. Butt. Coconut."

4:00 PM Closing

*Subject to change