Grad Slam, also referred to as the 3-Minute Thesis Challenge, is a competition that challenges doctoral students to present years’ worth of academic research in a concise, compelling, three-minute talk to a non-expert audience. It encourages students to clarify their ideas and to help others understand and appreciate the significance of their work.
The winner of the UCSC Grad Slam receives $3,000; the runner-up receives $1,500; and the people's choice winner receives $750.
The UCSC Grad Slam winner will go on to present at a UC-wide final Grad Slam to be held in the spring of 2017. Visit the UCOP Grad Slam page to view the 2016 finalists from all UC campuses and learn the winner of that competition.
View video of the three awardees, and the complete list of finalists from the UCSC 2016 Grad Slam
View video of the three awardees, and the complete list of finalists from the UCSC 2015 Grad Slam
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