Three Minute Thesis
Three Minute Thesis Competition at OHSU
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. in the OHSU Auditorium
During Research Week 2016, OHSU will hold its fourth annual Three Minute Thesis Competition for graduate students. 3MT® is an academic competition developed by the University of Queensland, Australia. The exercise develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills as students explain their research in three minutes in a language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience. Any student enrolled in an OHSU graduate program may participate.
Email Jackie Wirz, Ph.D., to register.
View the previous years' winners here.
- Presentations are limited to three minutes maximum and competitors exceeding three minutes are disqualified.
- Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g., no poems, raps, or songs).
- A single, static PowerPoint slide is permitted (no slide transitions, animations, or movement of any description, the slide is to be presented from the beginning of oration).
- No additional electronic media (e.g., sound or audio files) or props are permitted.
- Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through movement or speech.
- Presentations will be judged by a panel of faculty and non-faculty.
- Communication style: Was the thesis topic and its significance communicated in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience?
- Comprehension: Did the presentation help the audience understand the research?
- Engagement: Did the oration make the audience want to know more?
First place - $300 cash prize
Runner-up - $200 cash prize
People's choice - $200 cash prize