IEW Student Global Research Symposium
Friday November 17, 2023
During International Education Week (IEW), students (all academic levels) were invited to present their internationally focused research or creative activity through a Rapid Presentation Thesis Competition.
Congratulations to the 2023 Global Research Symposium Winners
1st Place: Shrirang Deshmukh - "Effect of Oxygen on Corrosion in the Oil and Gas Industry"
2nd Place: Brianne Dowler - "F2-J2, a Mobile App Prototype"
3rd Place: Bose Maposa - "Understanding physical activity participation among Black African female immigrants in the United States: Preliminary results from a mixed-methods study"
Participation Rules and Judging Criteria
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This competition is based upon but is not affiliated with 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.
During IEW, this Student Global Research Symposium: Rapid Presentation Thesis Competition gives students of all levels a chance to share their internationally focused research and creative activity in a very short presentation format to effectively and concisely share their project of research.
- A single static PowerPoint slide is requested (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
- Thoughtfully select information on your presentation slide
- Did the PowerPoint slide enhance the presentation? Was it engaging, but 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)
- People's Choice ($100)
- Registration Deadline Extended - Friday, November 3, 2023, by 12:00 Noon
- Single Powerpoint Slide Submission Deadline - Wednesday, November 8, 2023, by 11:59 PM
- Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Round 1 Adjudication
Friday, Nov. 17, 2023
Baker Center - Report to Baker 231 to confirm your Room Assignment and Presentation Time
Several concurrent Round 1 adjudications will select 2 Presentations which advance to the Final Round
Friday, Nov. 17, 2023
Baker Center 231
- International and Domestic Students of any level (undergraduate, masters, doctoral)
- Must be enrolled as a student during Fall 2023 semester, when the competition takes place
*All participants must be available to participate in both the Round 1 Adjudication (Nov. 17, 10:30-12:00) and Final Round (Nov. 17, 12:15-1:00).
Videos of past Graduate College 3MT competitions can be found at https://www.ohio.edu/graduate/current-students/3-minute-thesis
Remember, your participation can reflect current or past research!
Registrations open until October 30, 2023