The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic competition that assists current graduate students with fostering effective presentation and communication skills. Participants have just three minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their research project to a non-specialist audience. In 2012, over 30 universities across Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and the South Pacific participated in this fun, highly informative and very entertaining event. UBC is one of the first Universities in North America to host a 3MT competition.
We are going to have a 3MT “dry run” by CHBE GSC on the week of Jan 15th 2017 in CHBE 202. This is a friendly atmosphere to get some practice in.
I f you interested in joining the session please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Resources for Participants:
- Attend Strategies for presenting your thesis in 3 minutes (sessions held in early February each year). Interested in the recorded webinar? Please contact UBC Graduate Pathways to Sucess: http://3mt.grad.ubc.ca/contact/
- Jackie Amsden, of Simon Fraser University, discusses how narrative frameworks can help grad students effectively tell their research story
- Simon Clews, of the University of Melbourne, has prepared a helpful guideline for Making the Most of Your Three Minutes
- Matt Abrahams, Stanford University Lecturer, provides Tips and Techniques for More Confident and Compelling Presentations
- Inger Mewburn, RMIT University in Melbourne, has developed How to Talk About Your Thesis in 3 Minutes
- Ontario Consortium for Graduate Professional Skills posted a video: 6 Components of Successful 3MT Speeches
- Universitas 21 has posted the videos that were part of the 2013 international competition
- You may download the PowerPoint template and follow the instructions to prepare the slide for your presentation.
* The information above is taken directly from http://3mt.grad.ubc.ca/