Three Minute Thesis

Three Minute Thesis Competition 3MT

Three Minute Thesis Competition at OHSU

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 4 p.m. in the OHSU Auditorium

During Research Week 2015, OHSU will hold its third 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. 

Registration is open through Monday, Apr. 27. Sign up here.

View last year's winners here.

Rules

  • 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.

 

Judging Criteria

  • 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?

 

Prizes

First place - $300 cash prize

Runner-up - $200 cash prize

People's choice - $200 cash prize