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UC Davis Graduate Studies hosts and supports a variety of annual competitions and symposia for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

Grad Slam
UC Davis Grad Slam is an annual contest in which master’s and Ph.D. students  – in disciplines ranging from hard sciences to humanities – compete to sum up their research for a general audience.  The winners of the campus-wide completion advance to compete against the winners from the other University of California campuses at the UC Grad Slam competition.

Postdoctoral Research Symposium
The UC Davis Postdoctoral Research Symposium provides UC Davis postdoctoral researchers from all fields with the opportunity to present their work, learn about the exemplary research done on the two campuses and network across disciplines.

Interdisciplinary Graduate & Professional Student Symposium
The Annual UC Davis Interdisciplinary Graduate and Professional Student Symposium (IGPS) is an opportunity for graduate and professional students from all disciplines to share their current work with each other, the campus, and the wider community.