The 2015 Harvard Horizons Symposium


Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 4:30pm to 6:00pm


Sanders Theatre - Free Tickets at Harvard Box Office

Each year, outstanding PhD candidates are chosen as Harvard Horizons Scholars and receive targeted mentoring and coaching designed to enhance their presentation skills. The program will culminate in the Harvard Horizons Symposium on May 6, 2015, where Horizons Scholars will deliver brief, compelling talks about their research from the Sanders Theatre stage (free tickets available from the Harvard Box Office beginning April 22).

Horizons Scholars receive:

  • In-depth, personalized mentoring and coaching;
  • The opportunity to build community with peers across fields in GSAS;
  • The chance to hone research ideas in ways that can powerfully assist dissertation work;
  • A high-quality video of the Harvard Horizons Symposium to further a job search and other professional goals.


Bridget Alex, Anthropology and Human Evolutionary Biology
Identifying encounters between Neanderthals and modern humans through reliable radiocarbon dates
Leonora Bittleston, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Convergence of pitcher plant microcosms
Shane Campbell-Staton, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Cold-blooded insights into climate change adaptation
Widusha Illeperuma, Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering, SEAS
Engineering with soft materials: Non-traditional applications
line Leboeuf, Philosophy
Embodying resistance to oppression
Prachi Sanghavi, Health Policy
Is doing more, doing better? Basic versus advanced life support ambulances for medical emergencies
Elisabeth Newton, Astronomy
Shedding light on red dwarf stars: Fundamental observations of our nearest stellar neighbors