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2014 REGISTRATION TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
Fun and challenging is the best way to describe this research communications exercise that continues to expand in popularity around the globe.
Contest eligibility for 2014 adds master’s by research project to the competition mix.
The contest is open to:
• currently registered graduate students who have made substantial progress (final stages of research) in a master’s by thesis, a master’s by research project, or a PhD program
• students who have successfully defended their thesis, but have not yet graduated are eligible.
With a panel of judges listening and the clock running — three minutes and not a second more — graduate students have the chance to test their ability to talk about their research and why it matters in a way that will inform and captivate a non-specialist audience.
Participants are entitled to use one — as in only 1 — PowerPoint slide. No fancy stuff allowed, just a single static slide to be displayed for the full presentation.
All in all, it's a great way for students to sharpen professional communication skills and apply these to today's world, from grant writing to job applications.
There is a cash prize on the line for top place in the competition. And, even better, our winner will compete for provincial glory with an expenses-paid trip to the Ontario 3MT® contest. Plans are under way to introduce a national contest this year to be held at the University of Manitoba.
See the links to the right for more details.