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DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS OUTBREAK, THE 2020 3MT(R) EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL A LATER DATE. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE
Hey AU GRADUATE students:
The deadline to register for AU's 7th annual Three-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®)
is just one week away!
We encourage you to consider participating in AU's 7th annual Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition on Tuesday, March 17th. We will kick off the event at 9:00am (MT). The competition begins at 9:30am (MT).
Registration closes on March 10th!
Questions about rules, eligibility? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch AU's live competition online on March 17th
AU's Research Centre is sponsoring CASH prizes for the top 3 AU winners. The 1st place winner will also receive travel funds to compete at the Western Regional Competition which will be held at the University of Alberta in April 2020.
Founded by The University of Queensland (UQ) in 2008, the competition cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. Presenting in a 3MT competition increases their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. Competitors are allowed one static PowerPoint slide, but no other resources or props.
The idea for the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition came about at a time when the state of Queensland was suffering severe drought. To conserve water, residents were encouraged to time their showers, and many people had a three minute egg timer fixed to the wall in their bathroom. The then Dean of the UQ Graduate School, Emeritus Professor Alan Lawson, put two and two together and the idea for the 3MT competition was born.
There are many benefits to competing in a 3MT ® competition. Some of these benefits include:
Students must understand that the presentation of their research in 3MT will be publicly accessible (i.e., in the public domain) via the FGS Presentation Repository
The presentation of the research will not affect any pre-existing rights following the competition, except as stated below:
Updated March 17, 2020 by Student & Academic Services