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.

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Congrats to UC Santa Barbara’s Mengya Tao, who snagged first prize on her campus with her talk on a new screening tool to test new chemicals for toxic effects.

UC Riverside hosts its campus contest today.

Jessica Noll

UC Riverside

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