Grad Slam 2019

Grad Slam

What Is Grad Slam?

UC Grad Slam is an annual contest where master’s and Ph.D. students across the University of California – in disciplines ranging from hard sciences to humanities – compete to sum up their research for a general audience. Students compete to present the significance and fundamental points of their work at UC Davis in a clear, direct, and interesting manner.

Register for the 2022 Grad Slam Competition

Three Minutes. One Slide. Thousands of Dollars in Prizes.

Grad Slam presentations are limited to three minutes in length with only one accompanying slide. They should be prepared for a diverse audience and resonate with student, faculty, and community members alike. The presentation's clarity and effectiveness for a general university audience is strongly considered in the judging process.

Questions about Grad Slam? Contact us by emailing Kathryn Raley, Program and Events Manager, at

Event Sponsors

If your department or unit has interest in sponsoring Grad Slam, please email Elizabeth Lambert, Senior Director of External Relations and Strategic Communications, at