Nikos Knightly - Grad Slam Winner

February 22, 2018


Congratulations to Philosophy Doctoral Candidate Nikos Knightly!

A Better World Depends on Better Ways of Knowing

Runner-up and $1500 award at the Grad Slam held on Feb 23, 2018.

Grad Slam, a competition also referred to as the 3-Minute Thesis Challenge,* challenges graduate students to present academic research in a concise, compelling, three-minute talk to a non-expert audience. It encourages students to clarify their ideas and help others understand and appreciate the significance of their research or other graduate work. The contest is open to all graduate students.

The winner of the UCSC Grad Slam receives $3,000; the runner-up receives $1,500; and the people s choice winner receives $750. The UCSC Grad Slam winner goes on to compete in the UC-wide Grad Slam in late April or early May. UCSC ’s 2017 champion, John Felts, took second place at the UC Grad Slam held May 4, 2017, at LinkedIn, 222 2nd Street in San Francisco. Visit UCOP Grad Slam to view the 2017 finalists from all UC campuses and learn the first-place, third-place, and people ’s choice winner of that competition.

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