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UC Merced’s Shayna Bennett grabs Grad Slam gold

UC Merced’s Shayna Bennett was crowned this year’s Grad Slam winner, with UC Santa Barbara’s Logan Kozal winning the People’s Choice award.


Kevin Pham explains his research on the political history of Vietnam during the 2019 Grad Slam competition.

Game’s on for Grad Slam: UC research explained in 3 minutes

UC graduate students spend years on their research, but this Friday, May 7, they’ll compete to wow viewers by summarizing their work in just three minutes.


Grad Slam winner

Grad Slam puts students’ passion into focus

As UC graduate students explained their high-level research in three jargon-free minutes, their dedication, innovation and vision for the future came to light in endearing, relatable terms.


Grad Slam

Tune into the fifth annual Grad Slam to support UC student researchers and help choose an audience favorite. Learn


Get ready to vote: Grad Slam returns this Friday

UC’s fifth annual Grad Slam will take place this Friday, giving students 180 seconds to present their groundbreaking research for a chance to win big. View the livestream and vote for your favorite researcher.