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College of Arts and Sciences

Three Minute Thesis

2020 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 in person during the CAS 3MT Competition on March 6, 2020. If a Pullman student wins the CAS 3MT Competition, they must participate in the WSU 3MT Competition on March 25, 2020.
  • Doctoral students at the Vancouver campus must present in person during the WSUV campus-wide 3MT competition on February 21, 2020. Winner of the Vancouver campus 3MT Competition must travel to Pullman and compete in the University-level event as the WSUV winner on March 25, 2020. WSUV will pay its winner’s travel cost. See the WSU Vancouver site for details.
  • Doctoral students at campuses other than Pullman and Vancouver will present through a pre-scheduled AMS videoconference in a pre-scheduled room on their respective campuses during the CAS 3MT Competition on March 6, 2020. If a non-Pullman student wins the CAS 3MT Competition, they must travel to Pullman and participate in the WSU 3MT Competition on March 25, 2020.

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 20, 2020.

Vancouver Participants
Doctoral students at WSU Vancouver must notify Holly Davis at holly.davis@wsu.edu by February 13, 2020, about their interest to participate in-person in the WSUV campus-wide 3MT competition to be held on February 21, 2020. Winner of the Vancouver campus contest must travel to Pullman and compete in the University-level event as the WSUV winner on March 25, 2020. See the WSU Vancouver site for details.

Other Non-Pullman, Non-Vancouver Participants
Doctoral students at campuses other than Pullman and Vancouver 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 20, 2020.  

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.