Support the Three Minute Thesis finalists in Nov. 11 competition

Published: October 29, 2021

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The Graduate School and the Graduate Student Council invite the campus community to attend the final presentations in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition on Thursday, November 11 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Melton Student Center Ballroom. Come support the competitors and learn more about the amazing research going on here at Auburn University.

The top ten competitors from the October preliminary rounds have advanced to compete for cash prizes in the university-wide final competition. Auburn’s 3MT® competition will conclude with one winner, a runner-up and a People’s Choice Award, as our viewing audience votes along with a panel of judges. Auburn's winner will also have the opportunity to represent the university at regional 3MT® competition.

The 2021 Auburn University 3MT® top ten finalists are:

Avinash Baskaran - College of Education

Brandon Ryan - College of Sciences and Mathematics

Chidinma Odili - College of Sciences and Mathematics

Ja’Lia Taylor - College of Education

Kira Noordwijk - College of Veterinary Medicine

Oluwagbemiga Dadematthews - College of Education

Pankaj Gaonkar - College of Veterinary Medicine

Sidra Nazeer - College of Agriculture

Summia Rahman - School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Vasilis Pliasas - College of Veterinary Medicine

3MT® is a research communication competition developed by the University of Queensland in Australia. Graduate students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis or dissertation and its significance. 3MT® is not an exercise in trivializing or "dumbing down" research, but challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience. Competitors are permitted a single static PowerPoint slide with no electronic media or props.

Learn more here.

Submitted by: Elizabeth Anderson