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Washington State University
College of Arts and Sciences

Three Minute Thesis

2021 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 at the Pullman campus must present virtually during the CAS 3MT Competition on March 12, 2021. If a Pullman student wins the CAS 3MT Competition, they must participate in the virtual WSU 3MT Competition on March 24, 2021.
  • Doctoral students at the Vancouver campus must present virtually during the WSUV campus-wide 3MT competition on March 12, 2021. Winner of the Vancouver campus 3MT Competition must compete virtually in the University-level event as the WSUV winner on March 24, 2021. See the WSU Vancouver site for details.
  • Masters and doctoral students at the Tri-Cities campus must present virtually during their campus-wide 3MT competitions on March 12, 2021. The doctoral winner of the Tri-Cities campus 3MT Competition must compete virtually in the University-level event as the WSUTC winner on March 24, 2021. 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 on March 24.
  • 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 12, 2021. If a non-Pullman student wins the CAS 3MT Competition, they must participate in the WSU 3MT Competition on March 24, 2021.

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 26, 2021.

Vancouver Participants
Doctoral students at WSU Vancouver must notify Holly Davis at holly.davis@wsu.edu by March 5, 2021, about their interest to participate in-person in the WSUV campus-wide 3MT competition to be held on March 12, 2021. Winner of the Vancouver campus contest will compete in the University-level event on March 24, 2021. See the 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 March 5, 2021, about their interest to participate virtually in the WSUTC campus-wide 3MT competition to be held on March 12, 2021. The winner will compete in the University-level event as the WSUTC winner on March 24, 2021. 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 26, 2021.  

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.