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A thesis in three minutes: 3MT registration is underway

Picture condensing over 200 pages of research in a matter of minutes.

For the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, master’s and doctoral students will be challenged to describe their thesis or dissertation to a general audience, but the twist is, they’ll have to do so with one powerpoint slide and only three minutes on the clock.

The preliminary rounds of the annual 3MT competition will take place Tuesday, Oct. 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 25, 1:30-3:00 p.m in the EUC Dogwood Room.

Students are given the opportunity to share their findings with the community and win up to $1,000 in cash prizes. This competition is a special chance to practice presentation and communication skills, while also getting feedback. The winning student will advance to the 2018 Conference of Southern Graduate Schools’ regional 3MT Competition.

Participation is restricted to the first 60 UNCG master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation students to register. All other students will be put on a waiting list.


To learn more about the competition, visit the 3MT website. Register here. Registration closes Oct. 11. 


By Ishan Davis