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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Congratulations to the newest campus Grad Slam champs, who we will see on May 3 in San Francisco!

Ilina Bhaya-Grossman of UCSF
Ambarish C. Varadan of UC Merced
Victoria Chevée of UC Berkeley
Iris Garcia-Pak of UC San Diego

Keep up with the latest winners and upcoming contest dates, and check out talks from last year’s campus champs.

Iris Garcia-Pak

UC San Diego

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