Get ready to have your minds blown, three minutes at a time: UC Santa Barbara’s Grad Slam 2019 is here. Seventy-eight of the campus’s finest young researchers are giving brief, TED-style talks on their ideas, projects and passions in this intense, two-week tournament-style competition. The winner from this competition will receive a grand prize of $5,000 and move on to the UC system-wide competition.
“This is the seventh year of the Grad Slam and each year seems even better than the last,” said Carol Genetti, dean of UC Santa Barbara’s Graduate Division. “This is one of the most exciting ways to enjoy the luxury of learning for its own sake and to appreciate being a member of one of the world’s great research universities.”