Alex Phan, a graduate student of Prof. Frank Talke in MAE was the winner of UC San Diego’s Grad SLAM, a graduate student competitive speaking event that showcases graduate student research. The Grad SLAM participants present their research in a manner that can be easily understood by the general public using three PowerPoint slides in a three-minute presentation. After taking first place at UC San Diego, Alex had the opportunity to compete in the first-ever UC system-wide Grad SLAM competition in Oakland. Alex’s research presentation on an implantable eye pressure sensor for glaucoma studies earned him a 3rd place prize in the competition.
The goal of this event was to share the high quality of research at UC with the general community and offer an opportunity for graduate students to develop speaking skills when presenting their academic research.