What is a Science Slam

At Mason, a science slam challenges young scientists to prepare a presentation of less 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!

Sponsors Needed

Mason Science Slam is still in need of sponsorships to fulfill our current mission: To enhance the individual student experience, by helping to foster a more engaged and welcoming science community at Mason through 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 allows them to practice their networking skills with other students, faculty, and potential employers in an informal setting.

Our 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?

Sponsorship support can be provided in many ways, including:

  • 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!

 

Past Sponsors:

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 program sponsor – George Mason University Auxiliary Enterprise Management Council

Calendar

Apr
21
Fri
Science Slam — Grand Slam @ Research Hall, rm 163
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join College of Science (COS) students, alumni, faculty and friends to hear from talented student researchers as they battle for a cash prize!

The stakes are high as the top slammer from each prelim competes 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.

As a special feature, the COS Alumni Chapter hosts a meet and greet before the main event from 6:30-7pm, where Mason alumni and students can interact and chow down before main the event gets started.

Tickets for the 2016-17 Grand Slam competition will be available following the first prelim.


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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