The LSU Graduate School presents the 2017 Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition
An 80,000-word thesis would take 9 hours to present — Their time limit is 3 minutes.
The LSU Three Minute Thesis Finals competition will be held the week of January 15, 2018. More information will be posted in the coming weeks.
In preparation for the finals, interested candidates must:
1. Submit an online application by 5pm on Wednesday, November 22nd. A maximum of 40 students will participate in the preliminary competition. Sign-ups for the competition will be taken in order of application completion. Once the maximum number of speakers has been reached, additional students will only be added from a waiting list if someone decides not to participate.
2. Participate in the preliminary round on Wednesday, Nov. 29th in assigned sessions between 2 – 7 p.m in the Business Education Complex (BEC), Room 1321. The top 10 speakers will advance to the finals competition the week of January 15th 2018.
Interested in learning more?
An informational meeting about the competition will be held on Wednesday, November 15th at 1 pm in E131 Howe-Russell.
Questions about the competition can be emailed to Rodney Goldsmith at email@example.com.
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an international research communication competition. The exercise challenges Masters and Ph.D. students to present a compelling oration on their thesis topic and its significance in just three minutes. 3MT® develops academic, presentation and research communication skills and supports the development of research students’ capacity to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
The minimum requirement for Master’s and Ph.D. candidates to participate is to have passed their proposal defense (or a similar milestone exam that involves committee approval of the proposed research project) by the date of the first presentation (November 29, 2017). Alumni are not eligible.
1st Place $1,000 research travel award
The LSU Graduate School will also fund the first-place winner’s trip to the Southern regional competition in February, 2018.
COMPETITION RULES AND GUIDELINES
Presentation Requirements and Guidelines
1. Comprehension and Content
PRESENTATION EXAMPLES AND RESOURCES
Example 3MT Winners from the University of Queensland
How to Talk About Your Thesis in Three Minutes (*Note: This Prezi was prepared for a different university’s 3MT competition.)