Come support graduate students as they present their thesis or dissertation research in less than three minutes and with one PPT slide at the 3MT® competition. First Place, Runner Up, and People’s Choice winners will advance to the University Final (to be held during Graduate Student Appreciation Week) and audience members will have the opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice winner who will advance to the University Final. Snacks will be provided and there will be door prizes!
Competitors for Preliminary Round 3 include:
Lola Colleen Watson, Literature
Teresa Lynn Salazar, Mathematics Education
Henry Ickes, Mathematics
Holley Hickman, Sociology
Krista Pollett, History
Xiaowen Cui, Mathematics Education
Niloofar Heshmati Aghda, Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization
Carol Ekstrom, Communication Disorders
Ruby Hernandez, Biology
Brianna Michelle Soto, Communication Design
Mahima Sajan Varghese, Engineering
Amber Sarker, Developmental Education
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition in which master's students on a thesis track and PhD/EdD students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their research and its significance. The 3MT® promotes presentation and communication skills, provides opportunities and feedback for students to work on explaining their research to a non-specialized audience, and in general helps students hone their “elevator pitch” discussions of their dissertations (especially useful for those students heading into job interviews!).
Each University Preliminary Group will have four winners: 1st place PhD/EdD, 1st place master's student, overall runner up, and people's choice. All four winners from each group will win a cash prize and move on to the University Final. The University Final Competition will have three winners: 1st place overall, 1st place runner up, and people's choice. Please visit our page http://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/3mt.html for more information.