Faculty of Science to host 3MT competition
The Faculty of Science is hosting its annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition on Nov. 15 at noon in C-2039.
This competition, which is for students of the faculty only, is a research communication competition where students are given three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance.
3MT is not an exercise in trivialising or 'dumbing down' research, but challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience.
The quality of presentations is assessed by a panel of judges with no special background in the topic. The goal is to be able to highlight the importance of your thesis effectively and efficiently to a non-scientist audience.
The value of this skill cannot be overstated; whenever students talk to colleagues, the media or the public, they need to present their research clearly and concisely. Participating in a 3MT competition provides valuable practice in this important skill.
There are two opportunities for Science students to compete. The Faculty of Science will hold a competition for Science students at noon on Friday, Nov. 15 in C-2039. The first-place winner will receive a $500 price while the runner up will receive $250. The deadline for receipt of applications is noon, Tuesday, Nov. 12.
The School of Graduate Studies is also hosting a university-wide competition on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 2-4 p.m. in the McCann Centre, ED-2030B. Their deadline for receipt of applications is Tuesday, Nov. 12 at noon. If students would like to be considered for this competition, they must apply directly to the School of Graduate Studies. For more information, email Nancy Bishop at firstname.lastname@example.org.