Grad Slam

Shayna Bennett reaction to winning 2021 UC Grad Slam

Congrats to UC’s 2021 Grad Slam winners!

UC Merced’s Shayna Bennett took home the top prize after showcasing her research in under three minutes during UC’s 2021 Grad Slam contest.

Kevin Pham gives a Grad Slam presentation in 2019

Game on! Tune in to watch UC grad students explain their research in three minutes flat

Vote online for your favorite contestants during UC’s 6th annual Grad Slam contest.

Katie Murphy gives her talk about corn at Grad Slam

Students wow with science and solutions at 5th annual Grad Slam

Grad students across the UC system show off the future of research with aplomb — and in under three minutes.

David Wu presents on concussion at the 2019 UCSF Grad Slam

At annual grad research contest, students compete to keep it simple

At Grad Slam on May 10, grad students go for glory as they explain their research in three minutes or less.

Joseph Charbonnet UC Berkeley

UC grad students bring ingenuity to the fore at Grad Slam

10 campus finalists thrill by distilling years of research into three-minute talks on topics from synesthesia to ‘mansand.’

UC Grad Slam presentation

Grad Slam is on! Students vie to present their theses in three minutes flat

UC grad students deliver powerful research in less time than it takes to sing a power ballad.

UC Berkeley cyborg bacteria

Cyborg bacteria turn into tiny, zero-waste solar panels

Chemists create a more efficient photosynthesis that can help produce green fuel.

UCLA refueling depot

Mining the moon for rocket fuel to get us to Mars

2016 Grad Slam finalist Gary Li is part of an international team planning a space highway.

UC Grad Slam

Students wow with brilliance — and brevity — at Grad Slam

Lose the lingo and win — grad students put their research in layman's terms in this year's final.

UC Grad Slam Leah Foltz

The elevator pitch perfected

Leah Foltz wins UC Santa Barbara's competition with a presentation on fixing blindness with your own cells.

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