Find out more about 2016 Grad Slam

Grad Slam is back and it's bigger than ever! This year, we're giving away more than $15,000 in cash and prizes, including a Grand Prize of $5,000. Find out how you can get involved!

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Spotlight on Rick Bacon: CEO and non-traditional Ph.D. student

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"Non-traditional" doesn’t begin to describe Ph.D. Education student Rick Bacon. While most of us are getting a Ph.D. to get a better job, Rick Bacon already has a job he loves as CEO of Aqua Metrology Systems, a start-up with Goleta as a client. Instead, he’s earning his Ph.D. to help understand how to widen access of underserved populations to learning and employment opportunities.

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