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

2023 Winners

Congrats to our 2023 Grad Slam winners!

1st place: Brandon Tsai, UCLA

2nd place: Julia Mouat, UC Davis

3rd place: Elissa Monteiro, UC Riverside

Audience choice winner: Aneelman Brar, UC Merced

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