Three Minute Thesis

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Erin Blasko | February 26, 2019

Nine University of Notre Dame graduate students will compete for $4,500 in prize money during the annual Shaheen Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at 5 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 28) in the Patricia George Decio Theatre at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. The competition is free and open to the public.

Developed by the University of Queensland, Australia, 3MT is an academic competition that challenges graduate students to explain their research in a language appropriate to both specialists and non-specialists in three minutes or less.

The competition provides an opportunity for undergraduates, alumni, industry partners, various on-campus departments/institutes and the community at large to learn about high-level, cutting-edge research at Notre Dame.

“Our foundational message to our graduate students is that ‘your research matters.’   We tell them constantly — it matters to you, it matters to us and it matters to the world, where it can have a real impact as a force for good,” said Laura Carlson, vice president, associate provost and dean of the Graduate School. “But to fulfill this impact, you need to share it.

Carlson continued, “There is no bigger platform for sharing than the Shaheen 3MT competition, where students have three minutes and one slide to promote their research and communicate its importance to a broader community beyond their disciplines. Through their preparations for this competition, students hone their professional development skills, with an end result that is compelling, inspiring and persuasive. Come join us to learn more about research that matters.”

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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