5th Annual Science Slam 2018-19

It’s Science Slam time again! ESP students have consistently placed #1, #2, or #3 in all previous Science Slam events, so please help keep the streak alive!

Science Slam is the College of Science (COS) student researcher communication competition. Apply ASAP to be considered for one of the remaining preliminary rounds where you are eligible for up to $250.


Enjoy free food and geek out with your friends, classmates, and department as they compete for the 2018-19 Science Slam title.

Preliminary Slam  
Friday, February 8

Preliminary Slam 
Friday, March 8

Grand Slam Final
Friday, April 5

All events will be held:
7 – 9 p.m.
Research Hall room 163
Free Food!


Mason Science Slam is open to graduate and undergraduate students in COS programs or researching with COS faculty. Presenters will introduce their research to you, our non-expert audience, in an entertaining form with the aim to solicit laughter and applause from the audience. Scientific integrity and accuracy is expected and appreciated.

Important Dates for Students

SPRING 2020 Semester (modified due to COVID-19)

MLK Day (university closed): Jan 20

First day of classes: Jan 21

Spring Break (extended): Mar 9-20

Dissertation/Thesis Deadline: May 8

Last day of classes: May 11

Reading Day(s): May 12

Final Exam Period: May 13-20

University Commencement: May 22 (tentative)

COVID-19 DATE CHANGES – For the complete modified spring calendar, see https://registrar.gmu.edu/calendars/spring-2020/ and for latest COVID-19 updates, see: https://www2.gmu.edu/coronavirus