Three Minute Thesis
Three Minute Thesis Competition at OHSU
Save the date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 4 p.m. in the OHSU Auditorium
During Research Week 2014, OHSU will hold its second 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 langugage appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience. Any student enrolled in an OHSU graduate program may participate. View examples of 3MT presentations or search "3MT" on YouTube.
How to participate
If you are interested in participating, please fill out the registration form before April 21, 2014.
- 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)
Abby Rynko - Virus Infection and Asthma: They've got some nerve!
Second Place ($100 cash prize)
Allison Stickles - Quinolone antimalarials: Targeting, toxicity, and drug development
Audience Choice ($100 cash prize)
Lilly Winfree - Does your glia want a sandwich? What about falafel