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

2024 Winners

The results are in — congrats to the 2024 Grad Slam winners!

1st place: Iris Garcia-Pak, UC San Diego

2nd place: Kacie Ring, UC Santa Barbara

3rd place: Shannon Brady, UC Riverside

Audience choice: Kacie Ring, UC Santa Barbara

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Iris Garcia-Pak

UC San Diego

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