What is a Science Slam
At Mason, a science slam challenges young scientists to prepare a presentation of fewer than 10 minutes, about their scientific research, for a non-expert audience using any entertaining format they wish. The goal is to solicit the most laughter and applause from the audience, though scientific integrity and accuracy is expected and appreciated.
The guiding vision for the Mason Science Slam student organization is to help College of Science student researchers become better communicators of their work.
Apply to be a Slammer!
Mason Science Slam is still in need of sponsors to fulfill our current mission: To enhance the individual student experience and foster a more engaged and welcoming science community at Mason by providing social and professional development through science communications events organized by Mason Science Slam.
Slam events provide a venue for students to see what their colleagues in other units are working on and allow them to practice their networking skills with other students, faculty, and potential employers in an informal setting.
Our competition slams are intended to provide a holistic experience catering to students’ need to interact with their peers in a social AND academic learning environment, and also their need to identify and interact with potential employers, thereby assuaging fears of not being able to find an internship while completing their coursework, or a fitting entry point into the workforce after graduation.
How Can Sponsors Help?
Seeking a corporate or community sponsor for the 2018-19 scholarship competition.
Sponsorship support can be provided in many ways, including:
- sponsor the entire competition
- be a judge
- reserve a table for your organization (recognized attendance at Science Slam competitions)
- cover event catering costs
- contribute to attendee SWAG bags
- advertise in the event program
- contribute towards our program evolution: science cafés, organization visits, community engagement, and so much more…
- Whatever you think up, we can work it in!
Interested? Use the Contact Us form to email our Treasurer!
2017-18 scholarship competition sponsor:
College of Science
2016-17 scholarship competition sponsor:
College of Science
2015-16 scholarship competition sponsor:
College of Science Associate Dean for Research, Dr. Ali Andalibi
2014-15 full program sponsor:
George Mason University Auxiliary Enterprise Management Council
Join College of Science (COS) students, alumni, faculty and friends as we hear from talented student researchers as they battle for a cash prize!
Prelim slammers also compete for $250 first place and $100 second place awards. The stakes are high as the top slammer in each prelim will move on to compete in the Grand Slam for a $1000 prize. Learn about the research students are engaged in and kick off your weekend with a great night of science entertainment. Heavy appetizers and a few laughs are guaranteed.
Free tickets for all Prelims of the 2018-19 competition are now available!
Be sure to reserve your ticket ASAP – this will be an exciting night.
At Mason, a science slam challenges young scientists to prepare a presentation of fewer than 10 minutes, about their scientific research, for a non-expert audience using any entertaining format they wish. The goal is to solicit the most laughter and applause from the audience though scientific integrity and accuracy are expected and appreciated.
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