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3MT® University Preliminary Group Thursday Afternoon

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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. Coffee and snacks will be provided and there will be door prizes!

Participants for this group include:
Hannah Jin - Geographic Information Science
Rachel Berryhill - Technical Communication
Josi Robertson - Aquatic Resources
Austin Leone - Biology
Joni Schneider - Mathematics Education
Jessi deGruy Page - Human Nutrition
Sara Hanson - Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in General Elementary Math, Science, and Technology
Allison Bordini - Biology
Kristie O'Donnell - 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.

120 minutes
The Graduate College