February 2, 2018
Last day to register for graduate student Three Minute Thesis Competition
Feb. 2 is the last day to register your attendance to participate in the 2018 Three Minute Thesis Competition.
Communication skills rank in the top three most sought-after qualities by job recruiters. Google set out to find the most important qualities of Google's top employees. The top characteristics include being a good coach, communicating and listening well, and being able to make connections across complex ideas.
K-State offers an opportunity that is unique for graduate students. Three Minute Thesis encourages graduate students to hone their science communication skills by learning to present a compelling oration on their thesis topic and its significance.
The preliminary heats will take place from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the College of Business Building. Top presenters will advance to compete at the final competition at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the K-State Alumni Center Banquet Room. The top two presenters at the K-State 3MT will be awarded a scholarship, with the first-place winner receiving a $500 scholarship and serving as K-State's representative at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools' 3MT, April 4-6, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 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 can be directed to Megan Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org, Graduate School Student Success Coordinator.