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About the 3MT
Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition
October 12 2016
5 PM | MUB Ballroom A
The official rules of the competition are:
A single static PowerPoint Slide is permitted. No slide transitions, animations or 'movement' or any description are allowed. The slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration.
No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted.
No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted
Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.
Participants have present by speech (e.g. no poems, raps, or songs).
Presentations are to commence from the stage, and a presentation is considered to have commenced when the presenter starts through either movement or speech.
The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.
Additional Details for participants
PowerPoint slide to be send to
Email subject line: "3MT PowerPoint Slide"
Failure to send slide by deadline will result in disqualification
Please arrive at the event venue
Failure to report early to the event will result in disqualification
A talk about "Clear Communication" for graduate students interested in 3MT
Allison Mills, from the Science and Technology Writer for Michigan Tech News
5 - 6 PM,
October 11, 2016
MUB Conference Room, B001
A great way to brush up on the finer points of effective communication right before the competition