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December 17, 2021

Graduate School to host Three Minute Thesis Competition

Submitted by Megan Miller

The Graduate School will host the annual Three Minute Thesis Competition, or 3MT, in February 2022. The competition challenges graduate students to present a compelling oration on their research topic and its significance in three minutes using just one slide. 3MT facilitates the development of academic, presentation and research communication skills, especially focusing on the students' ability to communicate the importance of their research to the broader community. 

K-State master's and doctoral students from any discipline are invited to participate in the 3MT. The student's degree program need not formally require a thesis or dissertation, but the 3MT presentation must address original research the student is conducting as part of their K-State graduate degree program. Registration is open through Feb. 3, 2022. Registration and additional participant information are available on the Three Minute Thesis website.

The competition consists of two rounds, both of which are open for public attendance. The first round of competition will be from 10-5 p.m. Feb. 23. The location will be announced at a later date. A schedule of first-round sessions will be available in early February. From the first round, six to 10 participants will be selected for the final round of competition at 5:30 p.m. March 1 in the Alumni Center Banquet Room.

Final round judges will select first- and second-place winners, and the audience will select a people's choice award winner. The first-place presenter will represent K-State at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools, or MAGS, 3MT® Competition in April.

The Three Minute Thesis provides a valuable professional development opportunity to graduate students and is an exciting way for the community to learn about the important work being done by K-State graduate students.

Questions about K-State's 3MT may be directed to Megan Miller, Graduate School student success coordinator.