Global climate disruption is impacting the planet in ways never experienced in human history. Record-setting warmer temperatures are becoming the norm across the planet, and sea-level rise poses a real threat to humanity.

The University of California Carbon Slam will offer solutions. The system-wide event will bring students from all 10 campuses to Silicon Valley to present their climate science and carbon reduction research in three-minute pitches and posters at a live competition before a panel of esteemed judges and guests for a chance to win cash prizes.

The spirited contest will offer guests an opportunity to see these talented scholars in action and provide a unique window into the breadth and impact of climate research taking place across UC campuses. In addition to student competitors, Carbon Slam will bring together researchers, investors, non-profit and for-profit industry representatives, and community leaders to stimulate new partnerships that will use UC science and innovations to inform state and local policies and drive commercial markets. As such, invitations will be extended to state and local community leaders, key industry leaders, investors, and others interested in transitioning the global economy to support scientific discoveries that provide insight into the impact of climate change and technologies and policies that promote sustainability of the world’s limited resources.

Carbon Slam is sponsored by the University of California Global Climate Leadership Council (GCLC) Faculty Engagement and Education (FEE) Working Group and the University of California Faculty Cimate Action Champions.  

If you would like to sponsor the UC Carbon Slam, contact us at carbon-slam@ucsc.edu.

Attendance is by invitation only. For more information, contact Sue Carter at carbon-slam@ucsc.edu.

Students, both undergraduate and graduate, in the UC system have been selected by their campus climate science faculty and staff to represent their campus in either the Climate Impact or Climate Solutions competitions. To learn about the finalists, check out our Finalists page.