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Grad Slam 2023

What is Grad Slam?

The Annual Grad Slam is a campus wide competition for the best 3-minute research talk aimed at a non-specialist audience. It's a fantastic opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students to present their research in a professional and competitive setting. 

Presentations from all disciplines are invited. Research completed during the prior spring and fall semesters are eligible to apply. Student participants will make 1 presentation slide and give a 3-minute oral presentations before juries of professional experts from major corporations, foundations, public agencies, and colleges and universities in California.

  • Two graduate winners (1 STEM and 1 Non-STEM) 
  • One undergraduate winner (STEM or Non-STEM) 
  • One people's choice winner


Winners of the Grad Slam will receive cash prizes in the following amounts:

  • $300 to each of the graduate STEM and Non-STEM winners
  • $200 to the undergraduate winner
  • $200 to the people's choice winner

CSU Wide Grad Slam

The 2 graduate winners will represent CSUSM at the 3rd Annual CSU Grad Slam! The event will be hosted via Zoom by San Diego State University on Friday, May 5, 2023. 

Click here to watch the 8 finalists from last year’s competition.

Grad Slam 2023

Grad Slam Program

Congratulations to:

  • Serena Farrell (Undergraduate Winner)
  • Natalie Medico (People's Choice)
  • Elisha Rainwaters (Non-STEM Winner)
  • Jocelyne Dates (STEM Winner)