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

Congrats to our 2019 Grad Slam winners!

1st place: Katie Murphy, UC Davis

2nd place: David Wu, UC San Francisco

3rd place: Rachel Harbeitner, UC Santa Cruz

Audience choice winner: Anh Diep, UC Merced

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Katie Murphy

UC Davis

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