February 16, 2021
Annual Three Minute Thesis competition kicks off this week
Theses and dissertations can be more than 80,000 words and take hours to present, but graduate students in a competition at Kansas State University have just three minutes and one slide to convey their often highly-technical research to a lay audience.
Thirty-six graduate students representing 21 programs will compete in the first round of the competition from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19. Up to eight participants will advance to the final competition at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24.
Both rounds of competition will be via Zoom and are open to the campus and general public. Participants and their presentation titles can be found on K-State's 3MT webpage. Zoom access to first-round sessions will be posted later this week.
In the final competition, judges will select first- and second-place winners. The first-place winner will receive a $500 scholarship and will represent K-State in the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools' 3MT competition in March. Second place will be awarded a $250 scholarship. The audience will participate by voting for the people's choice winner, who receives a $125 scholarship.
Questions about K-State's Three Minute Thesis Competition can be directed to Megan Miller, the Graduate School's student success coordinator.