CSU Grad Slam

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For the first time, graduate students across the California State University system competed in the inaugural CSU Grad Slam on May 6, 2021, hosted by San José State University. Grad Slam is a fast-paced and exciting event in which graduate students present their research, scholarship, and creativity in just three minutes or less. Participating CSU campuses included Bakersfield, Chico, Dominguez Hills, Fresno, Fullerton, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Northridge, Sacramento, San José, San Francisco, and Sonoma. Each campus sent the top winners from their local competitions on to the CSU competition, where they presented their work live for a chance to win one of three possible prizes.

View Recording of Final Rounds

Congratulations to the Winners!

Julianne Bradbury headshot

Julianne Bradbury, Sonoma State University

First Place Winner

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Nicole Roberts, CSU Dominguez Hills

Second Place Winner

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Lupe Franco, San Jose State University

People's Choice Award Winner

Event Schedule

Preliminary Rounds: 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Attendees will have the option to join one of several Zoom rooms with different sets of student presenters. Students will deliver their presentations before an initial panel of judges. Student assignments to Zoom rooms will be posted here in the coming weeks.

Intermission: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

The preliminary rounds and finalist round will be separated by an hour-long break.

Finalist Round: 1:00-2:30 p.m.

The top-scoring presenters of each Zoom room from the preliminary round will compete in the final round, where they will deliver their presentation once more for a chance to win one of three prizes: 1st place, 2nd place and the People's Choice award. Attendees will vote on the People's Choice award in real time during this segment of the program.