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 our 2023 Grad Slam finalists thus far!

Christa Seidl — UC Santa Cruz

Muhammad Twaha Ibrahim — UC Irvine

Elissa Monteiro — UC Riverside

Brandon Tsai — UCLA

Brandon Tsai


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