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Annual Grad SLAM Competition

Find Your Voice

Graduate students can participate in this annual public speaking competition showcasing the potential impact of their research and winning cash prizes.

Grad SLAM competition

Compete in Grad SLAM

Learn to communicate the impact of your research in three minutes or less and win prizes.

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Sean Huang

2023 Campus Champion

Congratulations to Sean Huang, a PhD student in Cognitive Science, who represented UC San Diego at the UC Systemwide Final Round on May 5, 2023 with his research talk entitled, "Soliloquizing: A Self-Practice Towards Better Foreign Language Speaking Fluency".

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Grad SLAM Alumni Spotlight

Hear from Grad SLAM alumni about the impact participation had on their graduate student experience as well as their professional career pathways.

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Participant Resources

Preparation Assistance

Workshop and coaching information to help you get ready for your presentation

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Additional Resources

Learn how to tell your research story, prep an excellent presentation, and build public speaking confidence.

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Get Involved

If you aren't a current UC San Diego graduate student, but want to support the Grad SLAM event, let us know!