The Graduate Division and Graduate Student Association are hosting the fourth annual UCLA Grad Slam. The competition begins today and will run through March 7.

Grad Slam is a campus-wide competition that showcases and awards the best three-minute research presentations by graduate students. The competition not only helps foster the important career development skill of articulating graduate research in an understandable and engaging way to those inside and outside the academic community, but it also highlights the excellence, importance and relevance of UCLA graduate students and their research.

The campus winner will advance to a UC-wide competition that will be held in San Francisco on May 3. First, second and third place winners will receive fellowships in the amounts of $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 respectively. There will also be an Audience Choice award in the amount of $500.

Round A begins at 9 a.m. and Round B begins at 2 p.m. in Room 1357 of the Gonda (Goldschmied) Neuroscience and Genetics Research Center. Admission is free and open to the public.