Mountain Lion Grad Slam

Mountain Lion Grad Slam

Mountain Lion Grad Slam

The UCCS Mountain Lion Grad Slam 3-Minute Thesis Competition is back in person!

This is an opportunity for graduate students to explain their research and scholarship in an engaging way. This fast-paced research ROAR (get it? Mountain Lions roar, right?!) highlights the hard work accomplished by UCCS graduate students.

The UCCS Mountain Lion Grad Slam challenges students to a 3-minute/1-slide presentation to showcase their research to the audience and judges in a condensed and captivating way. Participants will be evaluated on how well they explain and communicate the most significant parts of their research. Winners of the preliminary rounds, on January 23rd and January 24th will progress to the final round on Tuesday, January 30th, 2024. Winners will be announced following the event.

A panel of UCCS staff, faculty, and alumni will judge each round using a scoring rubric. The UCCS campus community is all invited to attend the final round and join us when the winners are announced.

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2024 Competition
Eligibility Criteria
Rules and Regulations
Why Should You Participate?

Please be advised that your participation in the Mountain Lion Grad Slam event may amount to a public disclosure which could jeopardize your ability to obtain patent protection in certain jurisdictions. As a student, prior to participating and openly sharing the details of your project, you may want to seek legal counsel, speak with your advisor, or contact the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Integrity regarding any disclosure you plan to share or otherwise present to get advice on how to protect any intellectual property that may arise from your project.