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Three new Grad Slam winners crowned in a battle for brevity

Contestants from UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara and UC Riverside took home big wins and cash prizes.

Brandon Tsai wins Grad Slam in 2023

Tune in Friday for Grad Slam!

Grad Slam provides a glimpse into the incredible breadth of graduate research happening across the UC system.

2023 Grad Slam winners: Brandon Tsai, UCLA; Elissa Monteiro, UC Riverside; Julia Mouat, UC Davis; and Aneelman Brar, UC Merced. (Photo: Robert Durell)

Grad Slam is on! Tune in and vote on May 3 as grad students wow in 3-minute talks

UC’s Grad Slam delivers a masterclass in concision and cutting-edge research.

UCLA medical student Brandon Tsai, winner of this year’s UC Grad Slam, holds “The Slammy” trophy and his winning check for $7,000.

Grad Slam delivers cutting-edge research

UCLA graduate student Brandon Tsai won the UC Grad Slam with his talk on how a new design for COVID-19 vaccines could target nearly every variant.

Researchers compete: Watch Grad Slam on Friday!

10 UC graduate students will vie to captivate the audience with their research in three minutes or less.

President Drake and Justin Lee

Grad Slam delivers promising research you can remember (and explain)

UC Berkeley graduate student Justin Lee beat out nine other talented contestants at this year’s Grad Slam competition, taking home the top prize for his three-minute talk on how genetic engineering could be used to stop COVID from replicating inside the body.

Grad students prepare to wow with 3-minute research talks

Get a glimpse into the incredible breadth of graduate research happening across the 10-campus University of California system by attending this year's Grad Slam competition.

Shayna Bennett

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.