Three Minute Thesis
The College of Graduate Studies at Youngstown State University will host a Three Minute Thesis Event for the first time this fall.
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research competition developed by The University of Queensland. The competition develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of research students' capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes in a language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, October 24, 2016
PRELIMINARY ROUNDS: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at Noon and Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm Both rounds will be held in the Gallery in Kilcawley Center.
FINALS: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 5:00 pm in Gallery in Kilcawley Center
Interested participants should register using following link to access the registration form. (link is external)
Informational and Preparation Seminar:
To prepare for the competition, The College of Graduate Studies will host two Informational and Preparation Seminars. See details below, space is limited so please RSVP to Angie Urmson Jeffries (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you plan to attend.
October 12th 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Coffelt Hall Conference Room
October 13th 4:00-5:00 pm Coffelt Hall Conference Room
Currently enrolled masters (thesis program) or doctoral students will be eligible to participate in 3MT™. Graduates of YSU are not eligible.
A single, static PowerPoint slide is permitted (no slide transitions, animations or “movement” of any description)
No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) is permitted
No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) permitted
Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum, and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified
The decision of the judging panel is final
Detailed information will be presented at the Informational Seminar
Comprehension and Content: did the presentation help the audience understand the research?
Engagement and Communication: did the presentation make the audience want to know more? Was the thesis topic and its significance communicated in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience?