SJSU Grad Slam

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SJSU Grad Slam 2024

Watch as each of our finalists present their ideas in 3 minutes in front of a live audience! The 2024 event will take place April 16, 2023 at 2:00pm in the Hammer Theatre or via livestream. Registration details will be available soon.

What is Grad Slam?

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Grad Slam: Where SJSU’s brightest minds tackle the world’s toughest problems. In Grad Slam, graduate students compete in front of a live audience and a panel of judges, and are scored on their ability to communicate their impactful, and innovative research, scholarship, or creative activity.

See what Grad Slam is all about!

Application and Information for Students

Apply for the SJSU 2024 Grad Slam

Visit our student page to submit your application, learn about the application process, rules, judging criteria, and more.

Students, Learn More Here!

Benefits of Participating in Grad Slam

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Grad Slam allows students to develop their presentation skills, receive a copy of their presentation, gain professional development opportunities, and build connections. The three winners receive cash prices: First Place: $1,200, Second Place: $800, Audience Choice: $500.

The 2023 Grad Slam Winners

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First Place SJSU & CSU-wide Grad Slam

Jaedyn L. Rollins 

Biological Sciences, Systems Physiology, M.S.

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Second Place

Hoang-Vi Vu  

Biological Sciences, M.S.

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Audience Choice Winner

Peace Lu                

Speech Language Pathology, M.S.  

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Past Grad Slam Information

Grad Slam Archive

The Grad Slam Archive is where you can find past event information, such as event and past winner recordings, and information about our past judges.

Visit the Grad Slam Archive

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