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6th annual 3 Minute Thesis competition set for Jan. 26

UND graduate students will give “TED Talks for scholars” at the sixth annual Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition Wednesday, Jan. 26.

Graduate students will present their research in just three minutes, using one slide, to earn cash prizes.

The contest will begin at 9 a.m. Jan. 26 in the Memorial Union Ballroom. It will also be livestreamed; register here to receive the Zoom link.  All are welcome.

Program Schedule

9 a.m. – Preliminary Round One
10:30 a.m. –  Preliminary Round Two
1:30 p.m. –  Final Round, Winners Announced

The Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) is an international competition whose goal is improving graduate students’ ability to communicate the significance and value of their research to a non-specialist, public audience, in no more than three minutes. Participants have three minutes to present, using only one PowerPoint slide. Judges will evaluate presentations for comprehension, engagement, and communication. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three winners. A list of 3MT competitors, guidelines, and judging criteria is on the 3MT website.