Grad Slam is entering its second decade with the 2024 Showcase!

As we build on the successes from last year's revamped event, we continue to bring our campus and community together to learn more about the awesome research done by our graduate students.

This year, we will reprise our reconfigured preliminary rounds, simplified scoring, and diverse and representative judging panels. Our graduate students from across campus will deliver their best 3-minute pitch that captures their research in a clear and compelling way.

Menglin Li, 2022 Finalist

2022 Grad Slam Finalist Menglin Li

Interested in presenting?

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The priority deadline to sign up to present is Friday, February 16.

Students who sign up after the priority deadline will be put on a waitlist. Presentation spots are not guaranteed until they are confirmed by Graduate Division staff.

2023 Finalist Q&A

2023 Grad Slam Finalists participate in a Q&A session with graduate dean Leila Rupp

The preliminary rounds will launch in early March, with the Final Round happening on April 5 during the 2024 Graduate Student Appreciation Week.

Be sure to mark your calendar for all of these exciting events!

For 2024, we are excited to launch a Fundamentals in Public Speaking certificate as part of the preparation we provide our Grad Slam presenters.

This series of workshops is a must-have for those who are planning to present at one of the preliminary rounds, but the workshops and certificate are open to any graduate student or postdoctoral scholar who wants to gain expertise in crafting short narrative-based public talks. No Grad Slam participation required! Though we of course encourage graduate students to sign up to present.

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2023 Trophy