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Graduate students to showcase communication skills during 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition

From staff reports | Feb 8, 2018

Ohio University graduate students will test how well they can describe their research or creative work to the general public during the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition.

The 3MT® competition was developed by The University of Queensland in 2008 to help graduate students hone their communication skills. The competitions now are held at more than 600 universities and institutions in 63 countries, according to the 3MT® website.

At Ohio University, 21 students will compete at the university’s third annual competition, which is sponsored by the Graduate College to help students learn to effectively present their work to audiences outside of their areas of specialization.

This year, students will compete during two semi-final round events, to be held at 7 p.m. on Tues., Feb. 13 and Thurs., Feb. 15. Winners will advance to the final round, which will be held

At 7 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 21. All events will be held in Stocker Center 103 and are open to the public.

Students from the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Fine Arts, Graduate College, Patton College of Education, Russ College of Engineering and Technology, Scripps College of Communication and the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs will compete. Topics include climate change, nanotechnology, rural health, political activism and students with disabilities.

Students will present one visual and will have three minutes to describe their project to the audience and a panel of faculty and administrator judges.

University and local community members are invited to attend the free event and can vote for their favorite presentation. Cash prizes will be awarded to the 1 st, 2 nd and 3 rd place winners, as well as the People’s Choice pick.

For more information about the event at Ohio University, contact Becky Bushey-Miller at millerb3@ohio.edu.