Registration deadline approaches for 3-Minute Thesis contest

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Umanga De Silva presents

Umanga De Silva, a Ph.D. student in chemistry, presents her three-minute thesis during the 2017 finals. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Registration for the 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition closes at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. All graduate students involved with research are encouraged to participate. It only takes three minutes for a chance to win $200, improve your presentation skills and gain recognition.

The contest is designed for graduate students to develop and showcase their research communication skills. Contestants are challenged to present a compelling oration on their dissertation and its significance in three minutes, in language for a non-specialist audience, using only one slide. Cash prizes go to first-place, runner-up and people’s choice winners. The first-place winner will get his or her expenses paid for the regional competition. 

The campus community is invited to the finale at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in St. Pat’s Ballroom A and B of the Havener Center.

To register or for more information, please visit or contact Leneisa Parks, student service coordinator in graduate studies, at

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