2016 Grad Slam Logo

April 10-21, 2017


COMPETITION SCHEDULE

Preliminary Rounds

The preliminary rounds will run from Monday, April 10, through Friday, April 14. Click HERE to view the full preliminary round schedule.

Semifinal Rounds

The schedule for the semifinal rounds will be posted ​after the completion of all preliminary rounds. The semifinal rounds will be held at the following dates, times, and locations:

SEMIFINAL ROUND 1
Mon Apr 17  |  11a-12p
Engineering Science Building 1001

SEMIFINAL ROUND 2
Tue Apr 18  |  3-4p
SRB Multipurpose Room

SEMIFINAL ROUND 3
Wed Apr 19  |  11a-12p
Engineering Science Building 1001

Final Round

The schedule for the ​final round will be posted after the completion of all semifinal rounds. ​The final round will be held:

Friday, April 21
3-4p
Corwin Pavilion


P​RIZES & SPONSORS

This year, we will once again be awarding over $15,000 in cash and prizes!

Prize Levels:

​Grand Prize – $5,000

Final Round Runners-Up –  $2,500 each (2 prizes total)

​All Other Final Round Presenters – $750 each (6 prizes total)

A​ll Semifinalists – $50 each (​27 ​gift card prizes total)


MORE ABOUT GRAD SLAM

What is Grad Slam? Four of our past competitors – Nicole Leung (UCSB Champion, 2016), James Allen (UCSB Champion, 2014), Phillip Rogers (Runner-Up, 2016), and David Hwang (Finalist, 2016) – catch you up to speed. All in less than 3 minutes, of course.

How do you prepare for Grad Slam? We asked those who have gone before – Grad Slam alums Nicole Leung (UCSB Champion, 2016), James Allen (UCSB Champion, 2014), Phillip Rogers (Runner-Up, 2016), and David Hwang (Finalist, 2016) – to enlighten us.

For more information about the competition, ​visit the main Grad Slam page.


Questions?

Contact Robert Hamm, Director of Graduate Student Professional Development at UCSB.