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2017 Vanderbilt 3MT Competition
5th Annual Vanderbilt Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition
|Keynote Speaker||Claudia Deane, VP for Research, Pew Research Center|
|Date||Friday, March 31, 2017 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm|
|Location||Student Life Center|
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (Australia) which challenges students to present a compelling oration on their research and its significance in just three minutes in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
At Vanderbilt, participants must be at least in their 2nd year of Graduate School (pursuing research-based degrees: PhD, MS/MA/MFA). The research should be the applicant’s original research and be more extensive than a course-assigned project.
After the initial application, students will submit a 3MT title (created for a broad-based audience–not your research title) and a single, static PowerPoint slide (see attached template). Slides and titles will be due March 15.
For more information about 3MT, visit: https://studentorg.vanderbilt.edu/gsc/3mt/ or contact the GSC Co-VPs of Academic Affairs:
Erin Breland: erin.j.breland@Vanderbilt.Edu
Jacquelyn Neal: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about 3MT
What is the 3MT?
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland which challenges students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. The Graduate Student Council at Vanderbilt University began hosting an annual 3MT competition in 2013. Follow this link to watch the 2014 Vanderbilt 3MT presentations: http://studentorgs.vanderbilt.edu/gsc/3mt/ . Or check out this article to see what people are saying about the 3MT: http://cgi.stanford.edu/~dept-ctl/cgi-bin/tomprof/posting.php .
The competitors are evaluated on the categories below.
To what extent did the presentation help the audience understand the research?
To what extent did the orator make the audience want to know more about his or her topic?
To what extent was the thesis topic and its significance communicated in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience?
2015 3MT Finalists
2014 3MT Finalists
Email email@example.com with any questions or to get involved!