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Student researchers from the College of Science will compete for the Grand Prize! Each of the competitors (we call them Slammers) will compete in a prelim round, and the top slammer will advance to the Grand Slam.

Making their research understandable to a lay audience is their mission, yours is to help decide if it was!

Guest judges will be on hand to assist with the decision.

Good science entertainment makes this a great way to start your weekend. Make this a date night to impress that special someone; support a friend in the competition; network with your peers and special guests; enjoy what the College of Science is all about!

2016-17 Slammer Awards:

Prelim Rounds Grand Slam
1st Place $250 $1000
2nd Place $100 $500
3rd Place $250
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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