Texas Tech University

Graduate School to Host Three Minute Thesis Competition

Cara Vandergriff

March 30, 2016

The competition is judged on students’ ability to effectively present their research in three minutes or less.

The Graduate School at Texas Tech University will celebrate the research of its students by hosting a Three Minute Thesis competition designed to cultivate students' academic, presentation and research communication skills by allowing them to explain their research to a non-specialist audience in three minutes or less.

Three heats will be held Friday (April 1), with the winners of each heat competing in the finals at 1 p.m. at the Graduate Center. The final presentations will be free and open to the public and will feature a judging panel including local “celebrity” judges Anchor Jeff Klotzman of Fox 34 News and Meteorologist Ron Roberts of KAMC News.

All thesis master's and doctoral students are eligible to participate in the competition. Participants will be evaluated on their ability to provide judges with a clear understanding of their research topic and its background, significance and outcomes as well as the engagement and enthusiasm of their presentation.

The winner will be announced Friday afternoon and will receive a prize of $300, with prizes of $200, $100 and $100 being awarded to the second place, third place and people's choice winners, respectively.

More information is available at the Three Minute Thesis website.