Launched in 2013, Grad Slam is an award-winning campus-wide competition for the best three-minute talk by a graduate student. Students present the central points of their project in a clear, direct, and interesting manner for a diverse audience comprised of students, faculty, and community members. There are three rounds of presentations - preliminaries, semifinals, and finals - and prizes are given at each stage of advancement. Participants are judged on the basis of having a clear and effective presentation that is geared for a general university audience and has demonstrable intellectual significance.
Grad Slam is the centerpiece of the UCSB Graduate Student Showcase, a two-week series of events which publicly highlights the enormous achievements and world-changing ideas of UCSB graduate students.
Head on over to the new GradPost to see more info about 2016 Grad Slam!
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