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UC Davis Grad Slam

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Today's the big day! Watch the UC Davis Grad Slam Final Round at the ARC at 1:00 pm, or tune into our live stream on the UC Davis Graduate Studies Facebook page.

What Is Grad Slam?

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. Students should present the significance and fundamental points of their work at UC Davis in a clear, direct, and interesting manner.

Presentations should be no longer than three minutes in length and prepared for a diverse audience comprised of students, faculty, and community members. Judges will strongly consider clarity and effectiveness of the presentation by a general university audience. 


This year's UC Davis champion, Tooka Zokaie, will compete against each other at the UC Grad Slam Final Round at LinkedIn HQ on May 3. 

A live stream will be available on the UC Grad Slam website starting at 10:30 am on Thursday, May 3.

Watch the UC Grad Slam Live Stream
(Voting for the UC Grad Slam people's choice competition will be open for a brief window after the conclusion of the presentations.)

Questions about Grad Slam? Contact us by emailing Kathryn Raley, Events and Engagement Analyst, at