An 80,000-word thesis takes about nine hours to present. On Thursday, Feb. 28, UT graduate students will have just three minutes.
Friday, Feb. 1, is the deadline to register for the second annual Three-Minute Thesis Competition sponsored by the College of Graduate Studies. The academic contest for research students was created by the University of Queensland in Australia.
“Prior to the Three-Minute Thesis Competition, the College of Graduate Studies did not have a singular event or activity that was open to UT graduate students from any discipline, that engaged programs and departments, or was open to the UT community at large,” Green said. “That all changed in 2018, and we anticipate this competition growing every year.”
By bringing the competition to UT, the College of Graduate Studies is able to support skills development in research, scholarship, and creative endeavors while building a cross-disciplinary research culture throughout campus.
“Students have a fantastic opportunity to come together across disciplinary boundaries, get to know one another, and talk about their research,” Green said. “By having the winner represent UT at higher levels of competition, we are also building and enhancing external relations for the University and graduate studies.”
Qualifying rounds for the competition will be held Thursday and Friday, Feb. 21 and 22, and Monday, Feb. 25.
The final round will take place Thursday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. in Health Education Building Room 110 and Lobby on Health Science Campus.
For information about the Three-Minute Thesis Competition, go to the College of Graduate Studies’ website.