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Can you present your research in just 3 minutes?

Grad Slam is the competitive student speaking event that gives you the chance to showcase the impact of your research. Bring your work to the forefront of a live audience to share what you already know, that your research is cutting-edge, breaking barriers, revolutionary and give examples of how your contributions will make an impact.

Not only will you master the skill of delivering your academic story in a dynamic way, but winners will also take home prizes ranging from $100 to $5,000. The top presenter will participate in the UC system-wide Grad Slam competition in San Francisco, with all expenses paid. This event will propel your professional communication skills to new heights. Your research is important to the world, now it’s your turn to tell us why!


Congratulations to Nicholas Root - 2018 UC San Diego Grad SLAM Champion!

2018 Participants

 Grad SLAM interest form