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SFU Faculty of Science: Three Minute Thesis
March 14, 2019
ONE SLIDE. THREE MINUTES. CASH PRIZES.
Give voice to your thesis in SFU’s annual 3 Minute Thesis competition.
The 3 Minute Thesis gives you a fun opportunity to talk about your research in a supportive and engaging environment.
Benefits to students:
- Improve your presentation skills
- Share your work and make connections with other SFU graduate students
- Develop knowledge translation strategies for your research
- Have a ready answer next time a relative asks about your work
Competitions to communicate your research are a great way to get noticed and build your professional skills. In addition, our research funders are looking for students with strong skills in knowledge translation.
There are first and second place prizes, as well as a People’s Choice prize. Bring your friends with you to help you win the People’s Choice prize!
Comments from last year’s winner, Danielle Hoefele:
“3MT is a great opportunity to work on an extremely important skill- How to quickly and simply explain what your research is and why it matters. The process of condensing your thesis into 3 minutes really helps you hone in on what is important about it! $1000 is the most money I’ve ever made in 3 minutes, personally.”
FACULTY OF SCIENCE 3MT HEAT INFORMATION:
- Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019
- Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
- Location: South Sciences Building (SSB) 7172
Our judges will be Nancy Forde (Professor, Physics), Victoria Claydon (Associate Professor, Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology), and Michael Silverman (Associate Dean, Research, Grad Studies, and Advancement, Faculty of Science)
The MC will be Tom Loughin (Professor and Chair, Statistics and Actuarial Science).
FIRST PLACE PRIZE: $500
SECOND PLACE PRIZE: $200
PEOPLE’S CHOICE: $200
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thursday, February 28, 2019.
SFU Final: March 19, 2018 @ 4:30-6:30pm in the Big Data Hub (ASB 10900)
The Western Regional 3MT finals will be held on April 17, 2019 at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George.