By Dateline Staff on March 31, 2020
"As far as we’re concerned, they all hit grand slams in the 2020 Grad Slam. They are the 10 finalists, and will always have that honor — and some prize money, too.
But there won’t be a finals competition, due to the coronavirus outbreak. The finals had been scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, amid National Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week. The winner would have advanced to the systemwide Grad Slam — but it, too, has been canceled.
In the Grad Slam, master’s and Ph.D. students from all disciplines are invited to sum up their research for presentation to a general audience, covering the significance and fundamental points of their work in a clear, direct and interesting manner, in three minutes or less. Each UC then sends its campus winner to the systemwide Grad Slam."