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Students Sought For ‘Three Minute Thesis’ Contest

Jan. 22, 2018
SHSU Media Contact: Emily Binetti

Graduate students interested in showcasing their research, while competing for cash prizes, have until Jan. 26 to register for the Office of Graduate Studies’ “Three Minute Thesis” event.  3MTposter

The competition will be conducted over 5 events (four preliminary dates and a final round). Dates and locations will be filled on a first come first serve basis. The top 3 participants from each event will advance to the finals.

The first two preliminary rounds of the 3MT research showcase are set for Feb. 26 at Sam Houston State University and Feb. 27 at The Woodlands Center.

All graduate students working on any major research project are eligible to compete.

3MT allows participants to present their findings in no more than three minutes. The event offers students the opportunity to showcase months of research and the importance of it to the university, community and potential employers. It also helps students develop verbal communication skills.

Students must present in one of the two preliminary rounds in order to advance. The top scored students from each round will move on to finals, which is on April 2 at 6:30 p.m..

The grand champion of the 3MT will receive a cash prize of $1,000. The runner up will receive $750 and the people’s choice award recipient will receive $500. The top twelve finalists will receive $100 courtesy of the Vice President for Student Affairs Office.

There will be a 3MT kickoff social and practice session prior to the preliminary rounds. Information for the session will be sent to all registered students once registration closes.

For more information and to register, visit the 3MT page.

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