THREE MINUTE THESIS/DISSERTATION
Please complete the following information in form to participate in the Three Minute Thesis.
Three Minute Thesis (3MTtm) is a research communication competition developed originally by The University of Queensland. The exercise develops presentation and communication skills and helps graduate students writing theses or dissertations effectively explain their research to a non-specialist audience.
This year at Research and Creativity Day, the Graduate School is sponsoring a 3 Minute thesis Contest. Graduate students will have 3 minutes to explain their thesis or dissertation and judges will pick the top 3 speakers. First prize is $500, second is $350, and third is $250. Research and Creativity Day is April 28, 2016 in the Kanza Room in Memorial Union.
If you are interested in participating in the 3 Minute Thesis, please complete a very simple form below.
April 28, 2016 from 10:00 - 11:00 in the Kanza Room in Memorial Union.
Winner - $500
Runner up - $350
Third - $250
- A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted (no slide transitions, animations or movement of any type).
- No additional electronic media (e.g. sound or video files) are permitted
- No props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, lab equipment) are permitted
- Presentation are limited to 3 minutes maximum and anyone exceeding 3 minutes will be disqualified.
- Presentations must be spoken word (e.g. no raps, songs or poetry)
- The decision of the judging panel is final
- Communication style – was thesis/dissertation purpose and significance communicated in appropriate language for non-specialist audience?
- Comprehension – could the non-specialist understand the research?
- Engagement – did presentation make the audience want to know more about the topic?
Contact Dr. Kathy Ermler, firstname.lastname@example.org or 620-341-5507