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Grad Slam

March 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm  |  Kuumbwa Jazz Center


UC Santa Cruz master’s and doctoral students are a force for innovation and new ideas that keep California in the forefront. Grad Slam is an annual contest to communicate research. It aims to make research accessible by providing emerging scientists and scholars with the skills to engage the public in their work. Participants are judged on how well they engage the audience, how clearly they communicate key concepts, and how effectively they focus and present their ideas—all in three minutes or less!

Vice Provost and Dean of the Division of Graduate Studies Lori Kletzer emcees the contest, and the judges panel includes community members in industry, media, government, and higher education … and YOU! Audience members vote for the people’s choice. Bring your internet-accessible mobile device to text message your vote!

Join us as our top graduate students present their mind-bending work to the community and cheer on our own Humanities Division, History of Consciousness graduate student, Natalia Koulinka, who is among the finalists.
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Doors open at 5:00 p.m. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and is emceed by Lori Kletzer.

Light refreshments provided, wine and beer sales by Kuumbwa. Space is limited, please register




March 8, 2019
5:00 pm