Congratulations to Gary Li for winning the 2016 UCLA Grad Slam!

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Inspired by "3-minute thesis" competitions from across the globe, the Grad Slam is a contest to communicate research to a general audience in an easy-to-understand and engaging manner. Presentations are restricted to 3 minutes and may contain up to 3 supplementary slides. Gary presented on his current research in a presentation titled "Traveling to Mars with Immortal Plasma Rockets". After surviving the preliminary and semi-final rounds, Gary emerged victorious in the final round against tough competitors from a variety of academic disciplines. He was awarded a $3,000 stipend and the opportunity to represent UCLA at the UC-wide competition in Oakland on April 22nd.

For more information on the UCLA Grad Slam see here

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