Mind-bending research, made simple

UC graduate students spend years on their thesis. Can they explain it in just three minutes?

UC Grad Slam is an annual contest in which master’s and Ph.D. students across UC campuses – in disciplines ranging from hard sciences to humanities – compete to sum up their research for a general audience.

Congratulations to the

2019 Winners

Grad Slam is retooling to comply with new guidelines for limiting the spread of covid-19.

Please check with your grad division for more information.  In the meantime, wash your hands and stay healthy out there.

Victoria "Tori" Klein

UC Santa Cruz

Using zombie insects to find a cure for cancer

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