The Showcase offers a host of opportunities for graduate students to present their work to the broader campus public and local community, and for departments across campus to celebrate and acknowledge the essential contributions graduate students make to UCSB’s academic mission.

The featured event of the Showcase is the Grad Slam, a campus-wide competition for the best three-minute talk. This is an opportunity for graduate students to tell the campus about their research or share their thoughts on “big ideas that matter.” Eighty-two graduate students representing thirty-six departments and programs are scheduled to compete. Nine preliminary rounds — the first of which will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 12, in the McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB — will culminate in the Grad Slam Finals at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 19, in 1701 Theater and Dance West.

Other events open to the public include:

A Performance and Poster Showcase featuring new play readings and posters from students in such departments as Political Science, Geography, Chemical Engineering, Education, Religious Studies, and Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology

Tours of the Dumas Collection of Greek Pottery and Religious Studies Collections

Tours of the AlloSphere, Systemics Lab, transLAB, and Experimental Visualization Lab

A First Year Master of Fine Arts Art Exhibition and Reception

A Marine Science Poster Session

View the full schedule of events on the Graduate Student Showcase page.

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