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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Good luck to contestants at UC Davis and UCLA competing in campus finals Wednesday.

See who can fast-talk their way to Grad Slam fame!



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