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Washington State University
College of Arts and Sciences

Three Minute Thesis

2022 CAS 3MT Eligibility

The college competition is open to doctoral students only.

  • Doctoral students who are actively enrolled (and in good standing) in a doctoral program within the College of Arts and Sciences are eligible.
  • Doctoral students who are actively enrolled (and in good standing) in the Individual Interdisciplinary Doctoral Degree (IIDP) program should contact the home department of their committee chair to participate.
  • Applications will be reviewed first by the department chair or director, who will nominate students to present in the CAS 3MT competition.
  • Doctoral students located on the Pullman campus must present virtually during the CAS 3MT Competition on March 11, 2022. If a Pullman student wins the CAS 3MT Competition, they must participate in the virtual WSU 3MT Competition via recording between March 11 and March 17, 2022.
  • Doctoral students at the Vancouver campus must present in person during their campus-wide 3MT competitions on March 3, 2022. The winner of the Vancouver campus 3MT Competition must compete in the University-level event as the WSUV winners via recording between March 3 and 17, 2022.
  • Masters and doctoral students at the Tri-Cities campus must present virtually during their campus-wide 3MT competitions on March 9, 2022. The doctoral winner of the Tri-Cities campus 3MT Competition must compete in the University-level event as the WSUTC winner via recording between March 9 and 17, 2022. If a master’s student is the winner, they are eligible for the WSUTC monetary award, but will not advance to the University-level event.
  • Doctoral students at campuses other than Pullman, Vancouver, and Tri-cities will present virtually from their respective campuses during the CAS 3MT Competition on March 11, 2022. If a non-Pullman candidate wins the CAS 3MT Competition, they must participate in the WSU 3MT Competition via recording between March 11 and 17, 2022.

Process and Deadlines

Pullman Participants

Doctoral students from the Pullman campus who are interested in participating must notify the chair or director of their doctoral program and electronically provide the completed application form and presentation slide to their chair or director by February 25, 2022.

Vancouver Participants

Doctoral students at WSU Vancouver must notify Holly Davis at holly.davis@wsu.edu by February 22, 2022, about their interest to participate in person in the WSUV campus-wide 3MT competition to be held on March 3, 2022. The winner will compete in the University-level event as the WSUV winner via recording between March 3 and 17, 2022. See WSU Vancouver site for details.

Tri-Cities Participants

Doctoral and master’s students at WSU Tri-Cities must notify Holly Davis at holly.davis@wsu.edu by February 22, 2022, about their interest to participate virtually in the WSUTC campus-wide 3MT competition to be held on March 9, 2022. The winner will compete in the University-level event as the WSUTC winner via recording between March 9 and 17, 2022. See WSU Tri-Cities site for details.

Other Non-Pullman, Non-Vancouver, Non-Tri-Cities Participants

Doctoral students at campuses other than Pullman, Vancouver and Tri-Cities must notify the Office of the Dean at cas@wsu.edu and their program chair or director about their interest to participate in the CAS 3MT competition and must electronically provide the completed application form and presentation slide by February 25, 2022.

Required Materials:

  • The completed application form which includes:
    • An abstract of the student’s thesis
    • An appropriate photo of the student for the CAS 3MT competition website
    • (Download the application form as a PDF or a Word document)
  • The single static PowerPoint slide that will be used in the CAS 3MT competition
  • See 3MT rules and criteria for more information and specific guidelines

Questions?

Contact the Office of the Dean at cas@wsu.edu or (509)335-4581.