If you haven't heard about it before, you will now.
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a university wide competition for Queen’s Masters (thesis only) and doctoral students in which participants present their research and its wider impact in 3 minutes or less to a panel of non-specialist judges. The challenge is to present complex research material in an engaging, compelling way, using only one slide.
The three minute thesis competition provides graduate students with an opportunity to refine skills that can be transferred after graduation to diverse career paths. Distilling research into a clear form, without over-simplifying or making overly-complex, and highlighting the wider implications of this research are important skills to carry into post-graduate employment and public service.
For Queen's inaugural competition, three heats of 20 participants will compete, with the top three from each heading to the final on April 30th. To see more about the competition go to the School of Graduate Studies website, 3MT web pages.
Grad students, if you qualify for the competition, don't wait too long to register. Registration is open now.
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition was initially developed by The University of Queensland in 2008 to promote effective communication of research. The success of the first Queensland competition prompted other Australian and New Zealand universities to run their own competitions, culminating in the first Trans Tasman competition held in 2010. 3MT has spread internationally: Queen’s is the first University in Ontario to host a 3MT competition.