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

2022 Winners

Congrats to our 2022 Grad Slam winners!

1st place: Justin Lee, UC Berkeley

2nd place: Amanda Quirk, UC Santa Cruz

3rd place: Rachel Sousa, UC Irvine

Audience choice winner: Wei Gordon, UCSF

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Justin Lee

UC Berkeley

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