Present a 3-Minute Thesis at the GRIND

Some students don’t feel confident to begin presenting at conferences if they have not yet been published in a journal or done substantial research. Don’t let that discourage you! The GRIND was specifically intended to provide a space for Morgan State graduate students to develop their presentation skills and experience first-hand a conference experience if they have not presented before. The 3-minute thesis is one way to share your work without having to speak in front of a large group of people for 20 minutes or more.

The 3-minute thesis competition

If you haven’t begun your research but you have already established your question, methodology and hypothesis, you can participate in the 3-minute thesis competition. This competition is a research communication competition intended to develop public speaking skills and push students to being concise in conveying the gist of their research. This competition format demonstrates a students’ capacity to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to a diverse audience that may not be experts in the field of work being presented. How are you able to share your work with the layman who may not be familiar with the jargon and complexity of what you are studying? This competition challenges you to make your work accessible to all types of listeners. Doctoral and Master-level students have three minutes to present compelling speeches on their dissertation topics and their significance to the world at large.  Watch some examples below:

Click below to submit your abstract to be considered to present your 3-minute thesis!



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