Grad Slam

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.

UC Berkeley Grad Slam 2017

Grad students to bring their research to life on stage in Grad Slam

Think 'American Idol' for brainiacs, only with words instead of songs.

UC Santa Cruz Grad Slam 2017

UC Santa Cruz Grad Slam winner envisions surfing on shrimp shells

Grad students present research from across the spectrum in 240 seconds or less to earn a spot in the systemwide final.

Grad Slam 2017

Grad students compete to keep it simple

Grad Slam builds students' communication skills while offering the public a window into groundbreaking research.

Some species of seabirds, including blue petrels, are particularly vulnerable to eating plastic debris at sea.

Why do seabirds eat plastic? The answer stinks

Marine plastic debris is an olfactory trap for seabirds.

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