2022 IEW Student Global Research Symposium 3MT

International Education Week is happening from November 14-18, 2022. This year, it’s all about Students!

Special Online Feature: Watch 1-Minute Thesis Videos below!

In-Person: 3-Minute Thesis Competition 

Wednesday November 16 from 11:00 – 1:00 in Baker MCC 219

During International Education Week (IEW), students (all academic levels) were invited to present their internationally focused research or creative activity through a 3-Minute Thesis competition.


2022 IEW student global research winners

Congratulations to our all participants for successfully competing in OHIO's first ever IEW Student Global Research Symposium and Congratulations to our Winners!

1st Place: Yi He - “Understanding & Enhancing Corrosion Inhibition,” Doctoral, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Russ College of Engineering and Technology

2nd Place: Grace Weisel – “The Inconsistency of the Individual During and After the Traumatic Civil War Revealed in the Works of Salvadoran Claudia Hernández,” Undergraduate, Environmental Studies, Honors Tutorial College

3rd Place: Nancin Dadem - “Advancing Social Support Through Interpersonal Communication to Improve Cervical Cancer Screening in North-Central Nigeria,” Doctoral, Communication Studies, Scripps College of Communication

People’s Choice: Hakan Karaaytu - “How Populist Leaders Create Securitization Through Twitter: Germany, Turkey, and the Unites States of America,” Doctoral, Mass Communication Journalism, Scripps College of Communication

People’s Choice: Roshni Ashiq - “’I am not “White” to Talk about Sexual Health,’ Exploring Mother Daughter Dyad Communication on Sexual Health and its Implication in the Prevention of Sexual Abuse in Pakistan-Unfolding Dark Realities,” Doctoral, Communication Studies, Scripps College of Communication

In-Person: 3-Minute Thesis Competition 

Wednesday November 16 from 11:00 – 1:00 in Baker MCC 219

During International Education Week (IEW), students (all academic levels) have been invited to present their internationally focused research or creative activity through a 3-Minute Thesis competition.  

Judges will select winners for research support prizes: 1st Place ($500), 2nd Place ($350), and 3rd Place ($200)


More information about Rules and Judging criteria is below. Click each header to see all information. 


The 3-Minute Thesis format was founded by The University of Queensland in 2008. 3MT is not an exercise in trivializing or ‘dumbing-down' research but challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience.  


  • 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 the oration). 
  • No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted. 
  • No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted. 
  • Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified. 
    • 1-Minute and 15-second warning flags will be provided 
  • Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs). 
  • The decision of the adjudicating panel is final. 



Adjudication will be based on Presenters’ ability to thoroughly and succinctly discuss the following prompts: 

  • Introduce yourself and your department 
  • What is your Research? 
    • Provide an overview of your Research/ Thesis topic 
  • Why did you choose this topic or complete this research? 
    • Specify the question you are trying to answer or the problem your research seeks to address 
    • What is the research significance? 
  • What is your methodology? 
  • Why should we care? 
    • Discuss the Global connections of your research 
    • What stakeholders benefit from results? (e.g. scientific community, local populations, academic  
    • Describe impact, key results, or outcomes 

Presentation Tips 

  • Thoughtfully select information on your presentation slide 
    • Did the PowerPoint slide enhance the presentation? Was it clear, legible, and concise? 
  • Did the presentation: 
    • Provide an understanding of the background of the research question being addressed and its significance? 
    • Clearly describe the key results of the research including conclusions and outcomes? 
    • Follow a clear and logical sequence? 
  • Did the presenter: 
    • Explain the terminology? 
    • Provide adequate background information to illustrate points? 
  • Did the presenter spend adequate time on each element of the presentation, or did he or she elaborate for too long on one aspect, or was the presentation rushed? 


  • Did the language and presentation content make the audience want to know more? Was the presenter careful not to trivialize or generalize the research? 
  • Did the presenter: 
    • Convey investment in the research? 
    • Capture and maintain the audience’s attention? 

Awards and Prizes 

Cash prizes* awarded to: 

  • 1st place ($500) 
  • 2nd place ($350) 
  • 3rd place ($200) 


  • Registration Closed: Deadline - Monday, October 31, 2022, by 5 PM 
  • Slide Submission Deadline - Wednesday,  November 9, 2022, by 11:59 PM 


Round 1 Adjudication 

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022 

Baker Center - Report to MCC 219 to confirm your Room Assignment and Presentation Time

Several concurrent Round 1 adjudications will select 2 Presentations which advance to the Final Round 


Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022 

Baker Center MCC 219 


  • International and Domestic Students of any level (undergraduate, masters, doctoral) 
  • Must be enrolled as a student during Fall 2022 semester, when the competition takes place 

*All participants must be available to participate in both the Round 1 Adjudication (Nov. 16, 11:00-12:00) and Final Round (Nov. 16, 12:15-1:00). 

Useful Resources 

Videos of past Graduate College 3MT competitions can be found at https://www.ohio.edu/graduate/current-students/3-minute-thesis 

Remember, this can reflect current or past research!

Registrations now closed: Deadline was October 31, 2022