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Michigan Tech 3 Minute Thesis Competition Registration Open

The Graduate Student Government announces this year’s Three Minute Thesis competition will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

This competition offers a great opportunity for graduate students across the university to present their research to a general audience. Participants are required to present their research within three minutes. This contest is open to all graduate students at any stage/path of their graduate studies. They are not required to have a finished thesis, or even a proposal to present – even coursework track students can participate. Participants are judged on their communication and presentation skills while delivering their content in just three minutes with one static PowerPoint slide.

The 3MT competition was started by the University of Queensland, Australia in 2008. Success and the growing popularity of the competition spread the idea across more than 200 universities around the globe. The winner of the local Michigan Tech competition will earn the opportunity to present at the regional 3MT competition. The registration for the local competition is open now and will continue through October 23.

The competition is divided into two phases: preliminary rounds and a final round. Preliminary rounds will be held on campus in the MUB Ballroom from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 6. These times are subject to change based on the number of presenters in the preliminary round. To promote the involvement of a general audience, the final round will be held at Continetal Fire Co. in downtown Houghton from 6 to 8 p.m.

The winner and runners-up will receive cash prizes of $300 and $150 respectively. Additionally, a People’s Choice award will be given to a speaker selected by the event’s audience, with a cash prize of $100. GSG invites and encourages all graduate students to take advantage of this amazing competition.

By Graduate Student Government.


Michigan Tech Idea Pitch Competition

Students, you’ve kicked around that great idea of yours for a while. Now is your chance to pitch it.

The Idea Pitch Competition will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15 in GLRC G202. There will be a pre-pitch meet-and-greet reception in the GLRC 201 Lobby. The Idea Pitch Competition gives students a chance to take their ideas live and get valuable feedback from our panel of experts including local community members and alums. Students have two minutes to share their favorite innovation and/or disruptive idea in an interactive community setting. Present alone or with a team of up to two people. Top teams will be awarded cash prizes. Register here.

By Husky Innovate.