3rd Annual 3MT® Thesis Competition will be held on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 in the Stern Student Center Room 205, 2 - 4pm.
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland in Australia. Graduate students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis/internship/research project and its significance. The exercise fosters academic, presentation, and research communication skills, while developing students' abilities to effectively explain their reserach in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
- A single static PowerPoint slide (no slide transitions, animations, or movement of any description; the slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration) is permitted.
- No additional electronic media (e.g., sound and video files) are permitted.
- No additional props (e.g., notecards, costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted.
- Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.
- Presentations are to be memorized in spoken word (e.g., no poems, raps, or songs).
- Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts the presentation through movement or speech.
- The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.
Students will be judged on the quality of their presentation's content, comprehension, audience engagement and communication.
1st place award: $200 and a free trip to present at the National 3MT Competition
2nd place award: $100
People's Choice award: $100
All graduate students working on a thesis, internship, or research project are eligible.
 Modified from The University of Queensland Australia Handbook for participating universities; www.threeminutethesis.org
Congratulations to our 2016 Graduate 3MT® Competition Winners!
First Place and People's Choice Award Winner: Sarah Byce, M.S. Environmental Studies
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Community-Based Management of the Crown-of-Thorns Seastar in Romblon, Philippines