The Three Minute Thesis® (3MT®) is a professional development activity developed by the University of Queensland Australia in 2008 that trains graduate students in research-based degree programs to present what they do and its societal relevance in a concise, understandable and engaging manner to educated but non-specialist audiences. Presenters have only three minutes and a single static slide to explain their research and its relevance. OSU offer its first 3MT® in 2013 with 40 students participating. This competition has grown to over 150 students competing in the 2017 OSU 3MT®.
OSU extended the 3MT® critical communication skills activity to non-thesis students, challenging them to talk about their discipline and its relevance to society as a Three Minute Presentation (3MP). In its first year in 2015, 135 students competed in the OSU 3MP.
The OSU Presidential Fellows’ Grand Three Minute Challenge (3MC) celebrates the success of the 3MT® and 3MP in a head-to-head competition of winners from the OSU 2016 3MP and the 2017 3MT®.
The 3MC is sponsored by the OSU Presidential Fellows, which is a unique society made up of passionate and loyal OSU alumni and supporters. They support the larger priorities of our University through the President's leadership and provide resources that allow projects and initiatives related to the ongoing transformation of the OSU campuses.
3MC will be held Thursday April 13th at 3:30 PM in the Student Union Theater on the OSU Stillwater campus. The event is open to the public. A reception will follow 3MC at 4:30 PM in the lobby of the Theater.