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College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Studies

Three Minute Thesis Contest

College of Arts and Sciences Qualifier

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

9:00 a.m.  •  Spark Atrium

 

The CAS 3MT winner will receive a $1,000 fellowship for fall 2019 and advance to the WSU 3MT Competition on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

The CAS 3MT runner up and people’s choice each will receive a $500 fellowship for fall 2019.

Nominations deadline: Feb. 19, 5:00 p.m.

 

The 3MT research communication competition challenges Ph.D. students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes—and using just one visual slide—in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

3MT is not an exercise in trivializing or “dumbing down” research, but an opportunity for students to consolidate their ideas, their motivation and their research discoveries so they can be presented to a wider audience.

Rules and Criteria

Visit 3mt.wsu.edu/rules for judging criteria and specific guidelines.

Eligibility

The CAS qualifying event is limited to doctoral students endorsed by their academic chair or director. Click here for details.

Nomination form

Updated nomination form (PDF) | (Word doc): The deadline for applications is Tuesday, February 19, 2019, and the CAS preliminary competition is Tuesday, March 5.

Questions?

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

CAS competitors of 2015-2019
See who competed and read their research abstracts.
Reeve, LaFrance, & Volz

2019 CAS winners

1st place: Emily LaFrance – “Inspired by Mary Jane? Mechanisms Underlying Enhanced Creativity in Cannabis Users “

Runner-up: Robyn Reeve – “Leptin and immune function in Xenopus frogs: A model of vertebrate regeneration”

People’s Choice: Travis Volz – “Shock-Induced Graphite to Diamond Phase Transformation: Effects of Starting Microstructure”

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