VERMILLION, S.D – The University of South Dakota is set to host the fourth annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. The preliminary round takes place Thursday, Feb. 11 from 3-5 p.m., followed by finals on Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 3-5 p.m., in the Muenster University Center B/C.
The 3MT is a communication competition where students present a compelling oration on their research thesis and its significance in under three minutes. The competition challenges students to consolidate and present their ideas and research discoveries to a non-specialist audience, and they are given a platform to expand their communication speaking and overall presentation skills.
“3MT is a great way to learn about other graduate students' research across disciplines,” said Andrea Fencl, M.A. candidate in communication studies and second-place winner of the 2020 3MT Competition. “When you're in grad school, you're pretty unaware of the research going on outside your cohort. I learned of so many amazing ideas and studies that are coming from USD students.”
The competition will be open to the public with limited seating, and it will also be livestreamed online through the USD Graduate School Facebook page.
To learn more about the competition, visit usd.edu/3MT.