Category Archives: Prizes

3 Minute Thesis November 8, 2017

Dear Faculty Members,

It’s time for this year’s 3MT!

‘Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) celebrates the exciting research conducted by Ph.D. students around the world. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), the competition cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. Presenting in a 3MT competition increases their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. Competitors are allowed one PowerPoint slide, but no other resources or props’. For more info about the competition please visit:

We request you to encourage your graduate students to participate in the 3MT competition.This is an opportunity for them to get their research work noticed at the regional, national and even international levels. There will be prizes for the top presentations and the winner will be sponsored by the Graduate School to participate in the 2018 MAGS (Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools) competition. Please feel free to go through the GSG website for guidelines and other important information pertaining to the presentations.The students have also been informed about 3MT and have been emailed the registration form through their respective department GSG representatives.

Thank you for your support,
GSG Academic Committee

September Opportunities Newsletter

Undergrad Opportunities

Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
The Lemelson-MIT Student Prize honors promising collegiate inventors around the country. The student prize is open to teams of undergraduate students and individual graduate students who have tech-based inventions in categories that represent significant sectors of the economy: healthcare, transportation, food/water and agriculture, and consumer devices. Graduate student winners receive $15,000 each and winning undergraduate teams receive $10,000 each, along with a national media campaign, exposure to investment and business communities, and a trip to MIT for an award celebration in June 2018. Applications are due by September 29, 2017. For more details, visit or contact Janell Ciemiecki, Awards Program Administrator, at

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Pathways Intern Engineering Positions
Various internship opportunities with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Native American Summer Research Internship (NARI)
The Native American Research Internship is a dynamic summer research opportunity for Native American undergraduate junior and senior students who are interested in Health Science research. The internship is located at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is a 10-week, paid summer internship, funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Health Professions Week –Discover The Best Fit For Your Future Career!
Health Professions Week (HPW) is an exciting FREE week-long event for high school and college students interested in learning more about careers in the health professions. Last year, more than 4,000 students participated in one or more of the many events during the week – this year we hope you will join us!

Discover UChicago
The University of Chicago is offering talented individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations an expenses-paid opportunity to explore graduate education at the University of Chicago. Join us for a weekend of graduate admissions workshops, conversations with world-renowned faculty and their graduate students, and informal socials. Receive advice on submitting a competitive application to graduate programs and learn how to develop your own career as a scientist, academic, or professional.

Annual CGTrader Scholarship 2017
CGTrader is the largest 3D model marketplace backed by the strong designer community of more than 500k members. CGTrader was founded with the goal to ensure fair marketplace conditions for 3D designers. Enter the CGTrader Scholarship 2017 challenge to win $3,000 for your education bills. The best submission will be awarded $2,000 while the two runners-up will receive $500 each.