Can you explain your research to a non-expert in three minutes?
If you can, we encourage you to apply to participate in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. There are cash prizes: the winner receives $500 and an expense-paid trip to compete in the national competition! The event also gives you an opportunity to cultivate your presentation, research, and academic skills.
The 3MT competition is sponsored by the Graduate College, but originated at the University of Queensland, New Zealand. Participants must clearly and concisely articulate their research to a non-specialist audience in a presentation limited to three minutes, with use of one static slide. To be eligible, you must be currently enrolled in a master’s or PhD program that requires you to conduct your own dissertation or thesis research.
Videos of ISU’s 3MT 2017 winners are available on the 3MT website: https://www.grad-college.iastate.edu/three-minute-thesis/
The application form, dates you need to know, and other important information are posted on the website. Questions? E-mail the 3MT planning committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.