Graduate Research Competition Set for Feb. 7
February 03, 2020
MOSCOW, Idaho — Feb. 3, 2020 — The University of Idaho’s College of Graduate Studies (COGS) will host the fifth annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in the Vandal Ballroom in the Bruce M. Pitman Center.
The event will test the presentation skills of graduate students. Knowledge in a field may allow someone to succeed, but can they communicate it effectively to an audience with diverse backgrounds — in three minutes?
The competition was developed by the University of Queensland in Australia and has been adopted by universities around the world.
“The 3MT competition provides students the ability to present their research in a short amount of time to those who aren’t necessarily experts in their field,” said Jerry McMurtry, dean of the COGS. “It gives them a competitive edge in the real world.”
The event is free and open to the public. The audience will have the chance to vote for their favorite presenter to win the People’s Choice Award. For those unable to attend in person, the event will be live streamed on the COGS Facebook page: facebook.com/uicogs.
More information about 3MT is available at uidaho.edu/3mt.
Management Assistant, College of Graduate Studies
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