Science Slam applications due by March 18

UNL's fifth annual Science Slam will be held on April 7.
UNL's fifth annual Science Slam will be held on April 7.

Applications are being accepted for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's fifth annual Science Slam.

The science communication contest begins at 5 p.m. April 7 in the Wick Alumni Center, Great Hall. The event asks student researchers to tell the audience about a time when they “hated science,” and how and why they persevered. Find the prompt here.

The goal of the event is to share and promote university research across the divides of discipline, expertise and skill level.

Participation in the Science Slam is open to graduate, undergraduate and postdoctoral researchers in all STEM disciplines, including mathematics, engineering and the social sciences. Presenter applications are being accepted through March 18. Finalists will be announced March 23 and will each receive a $50 prize.

The winner will be decided by the audience at the Science Slam and will earn an additional $250.

The Science Slam will be emceed by Alie Ward, a Daytime Emmy Award-winning science correspondent, co-founder of the science communication collective Nerd Brigade, and host of "Ologies," a comedic science podcast.

The event is free and open to the university community, but registration is required and space is limited to the first 100 registrants. Refreshments will be served and a cash bar will open at 4:30pm.

Prior the competition, Ward will give a keynote talk, which is open to the public and does not require registration.

For more information, contact Jocelyn Bosley at or 402-472-7055.

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