Monday, December 4, 2017

3-Minute Thesis Competition winner announced

Madeleine, third from right, with her students who attended the event

Madeleine Orr to advance to regional 3-Minute Thesis Competition

Madeleine Orr receiving check from Scott Lanyon, Vice Provost & Dean of Graduate EducationOn Friday, December 1, the Graduate School sponsored the Second Annual University-wide 3MT® Competition, featuring finalists from collegiate- and campus-level competitions. This year's winner, Madeleine Orr, will represent the University of Minnesota at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) 3-Minute Thesis competition in Spring 2018.

Amritha Yellamilli took second place, as well as the People's Choice Award.

The 3-Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition that challenges students to communicate the significance of their projects without the use of props or industry jargon, in just three minutes. The exercise develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of research students' capacity to quickly explain their research in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience leaving them wanting to know more. 

View the Participants' Presentations