Three Minutes to $3,000

April 1, 2015

Grad Slam

College students know a thing or two about finals, but these finals are something else entirely.

Grad Slam, a tournament at the University of Arizona that involves graduate students talking about their research in three-minute segments, will hold its final round of competition on Monday.

The event began with preliminary rounds March 23-27 and continued with semifinals this week, cutting the field to six. Monday’s round, before a panel of judges, is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre on campus (doors open at 5). First place will win $3,000, second place $2,000 and third place $1,000 (decent cash for three minutes, right?).

Grad Slam, a collaboration of the Graduate College and the Graduate and Professional Student Council, is supported by the UA Office of Research and Discovery. UANews will post a story about the prize winners next week.