The inaugural 2018 WPI Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition will take place in two sessions, one on the main campus on March 21 and one at Gateway campus on March 23. The 3MT is an academic competition that challenges PhD students to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience using only a single static slide. 3MT celebrates the discoveries made by PhD students and encourages their skill in communicating the importance of research to the broader community. A panel of judges will evaluate student presentations and award top prizes and the audience will select presentations for peoples’ choice prizes. A lunch wil be provided during each session.
PhD students that have completed their qualifying exam or equivalent milestone in their program are eligible to participate. Competitors must register by March 2, 2018 using the following link: https://tinyurl.com/2018WPI3MT. Competitors will receive additional information about the competition and how to prepare their presentation after registering.
The presentations will be judged by a panel of Faculty and staff. Those interested in serving as judges can sign up using the following link: https://tinyurl.com/2018WPI3MT. We will be selected judges in early March, so we kindly ask prospective judges to sign up by March 2. Judges will receive information about the criteria used to evaluate the presentations after being selected.
All faculty, students, and staff are welcome to attend this event. The RSVP link is https://tinyurl.com/2018WPI3MT.