Not exactly an elevator pitch, but longer than a TED talk: That's one way to describe the student presentations we'll see at the University of California's Grad Slam finals, webcast live at 10:30 a.m. PT today.
The competition in its third year, pits against each other 10 graduate and Ph.D. students, one from each UC Campus, in a contest of who can give the best three-minute, jargon-free talk explaining their research. The participants have all won similar contests at their individual universities.
Meet your finalists …
The winner gets $6,000; second-place earns $3,000; third place $1,000. That should cover a few textbooks and lattes at, say, the University of California, San Francisco. (More so, perhaps, at UC Davis.)