Grad SLAM 2016


The UC San Diego Grad SLAM is a graduate student competitive speaking event that showcases graduate student research. Grad SLAM participants present their research using three PowerPoint slides in a three-minute “TED-like talk” that can be understood by a general audience. Presenters will compete in successive rounds and receive prizes ranging from $100.00-$2,500.00. This year the top winner will have the opportunity to compete in the annual UC system-wide Grad SLAM competition in Northern California. All travel expenses to participate in the statewide competition will be covered by the Graduate Division.

The goal of this event is to share with the campus community the tremendous quality of the graduate research at UC San Diego and offers an opportunity for graduate students to develop oratorical skill, a dynamic delivery, and compelling content when presenting their academic research.

Participants will be randomly assigned to preliminary rounds where two students from each preliminary round will be chosen to move forward to semi finals. Approximately twenty students will compete in the semi-final rounds with the goal of choosing ten speakers to go on to the Grad SLAM finals.

Grad Slam Screening Party UPDATE 4-15-16

Come out and support UC San Diego’s first place Grad SLAM winner Tiffany Taylor from Biomedical Sciences! She will be speaking at the Grad SLAM systemwide competition in Northern California! We will be holding a screening party to watch which UC will claim the Grad SLAM statewide winning title!

Where: the Graduate Lounge by the Old Student Center from 11:30am-2:00pm on April 22, 2016

Join us for a Lemongrass lunch generously sponsored by the Graduate Division

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