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Registration now open for Three Minute Thesis competition

Registration is now open for UNCG’s 2016 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, and graduate students across campus are invited to register and participate.

3MT competitors are tasked with communicating their master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation research in three minutes to a non-specialist audience using just one PowerPoint slide.

This year’s competition will take place on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Alumni House.

Registration is open to UNCG graduate students of all disciplines. In previous years, students have come from a variety of departments including Nutrition, Kinesiology, Biology, Counseling and Educational Development, English, Chemistry and Biochemistry, History and others.

The competition, which started in 2008 at The University of Queensland in Australia, is held at universities all over the world. This is the fourth year that UNCG has hosted 3MT.

Last year’s winner was Angela Larsen, a PhD candidate in biology. Larsen received $1,000 for her presentation titled “Habitat changes: Can we grow biofuel feedstocks without negatively impacting wildlife?”

This year’s winner will be awarded $1,000, in addition to travel and accommodations to the regional Conference of Southern Graduate Students (CSGS) competition. The second-place winner will be awarded $500, and the people’s choice winner will take home $250.

Participation is limited to the first 60 UNCG master’s or doctoral students to register. For more information or to register, visit grs.uncg.edu/life-dev/3mt.

By Nancy Maingi