UPEI graduate students compete in the Three Minute Thesis

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Posted on Friday, 14 March 2014

They’ve researched. They’ve studied. Now graduate students at the University of Prince Edward Island are putting their hard work to the test: they’re cramming years of study into 180 seconds in UPEI’s first ever Three Minute Thesis competition.

The Three Minute Thesis is a skills development activity developed by the University of Queensland, Australia, which challenges thesis-based graduate students to explain their research project to a general audience in just three minutes.

Students will compete against each other for three prizes: third place wins $50; second place wins $100; and first place wins $200 and a trip to Halifax to participate in the regional Three Minute Thesis competition.

The competition will be broken into two evenings—Tuesday, March 18 and Tuesday, March 25. Both events begin at 7:00 pm in The Wave, in UPEI’s W.A. Murphy Student Centre.

The Three Minute Thesis is organized by the UPEI Graduate Student Association, the UPEI Student Union, and the Vice-President Research and Graduate Studies.

For information:
Dave Atkinson, Research Communications
datkinson@upei.ca, (902) 620-5117