SJSU’s Grad Slam is a three-minute thesis competition (also known as 3MT) that challenges participants to present their research with one slide in only three minutes in an engaging way to a non-specialist audience. 2022's Grad Slam was won by WIRC's graduate student Kate Forrest for her presentation on fire tornadoes. Congrats Kate!
Holt Hanley, a graduate student in the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science at SJSU, began to release weather analysis videos on YouTube long before grad school simply to practice his broadcast technique. His practice paid off when a feature article in a local paper pointed readers to his channel for the most understandable fire weather analysis the reporter had found. Holt now delivers his critical information to thousands of Bay Area subscribers who appreciate his well practiced delivery of critical weather and fire danger news.