Event Details
Event Title Three Minute Thesis Competition 2019 - Preliminary Rounds
Location Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Sponsor The Graduate School
Date/Time 10/21/2019 - 10/22/2019 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
For more information, contact the event administrator: Brian Rybarczyk brybar@email.unc.edu
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Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ). The exercise challenges graduate students to present a compelling oration on their thesis topic and its significance in just three minutes. 3MT® develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of research students' capacity to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

The preliminary rounds of the 3MT® will take place on Monday Oct 21 and Tuesday Oct 22 from 3:00-5:00pm  at the Graduate Student Center. Final round of 10 finalists will be Tuesday October 29 from 4:00-5:30pm. Bondurant G100.

Master's and Doctoral students enrolled at UNC from any discipline are welcome to register and participate.  All are welcome to serve as audience members throughout the competition's preliminary and final rounds.

The ideal 3MT® participant will have, by the date of the presentation: A thesis/dissertation topic that has been agreed upon by them and their advisor, the central thesis and basic structure to their project already determined. Additionally, it would be advantageous for competitors to have at least some preliminary results or work completed.

The 3MT® competition is open to the public at large.  Any data or information discussed should be considered public.  Judges and staff involved in the competition will not be required to sign non-disclosure statements. Final presentations will be recorded and may be used publically, and as such, it is the responsibility of every competitor to discuss with their advisor the content of their 3MT® presentation BEFORE the presentation date. By participating in the 3MT® competition, you agree to be recorded.

Complete rules and judging criteria can be found here: http://gradprofdev.web.unc.edu/3-minute-thesis/

Schedule of presentations will be sent prior to Friday October 18. Slides due to brybar@unc.edu by Monday Oct 21.



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