Helpful Resources for Grad Slam Participants

Help with Presentation style

Check out past UCSF Grad Slam competitions and past UCSF Postdoc Slam competitions: Read about past competitions, watch videos of full events or individual videos of prizewinning talks.

"How to Win the 3MT" slideshow with good tips from the Australian National University's Dr. Inger Mewburn.

Showcase of Three Minute Thesis winners from around the world (University of Queensland website)

Video of Jean-luc Doumont speaking on communicating science to non-scientists (1 hr)

"Free Tips" from Activate to Captivate: Bri McWhorter, who leads our Grad Slam and Postdoc Slam prep workshops, offers lots of techniques for improving your presentation skills and feeling less self-conscious.

How to Give a Talk website created by David L. Stern, a biologist at Janelia Research Campus, part of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Site strongly recommended by the 2014 3MT winner at UCSF, Sama Ahmed.

A Checklist for Communicating Science and Health Research to the Public is a handy set of succinct reminders developed by the NIH.

Resources at UCSF

UCSF Learning Technologies offers video equipment for loan and multimedia workstations. Staff available 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Visit website to reserve workstations or equipment.

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a trademark of The University of Queensland.