The 3MT® first held at The University of Queensland Australia in 2008 is a research communication activity to help students develop presentation skills for presenting their research to public audiences. The goal of the 3MT® is to train students to present an oration on their research and its relevance to a non-specialist but educated audience in a cogent, understandable and concise manner. Students have only 3 minutes and one static slide to convey to their audience what they do and its importance in a manner that makes their hearers want to know more! Since its inception, enthusiasm for the 3MT® concept has grown with the 3MT® adoption by numerous universities. OSU first held a 3MT® competition in 2013 with our winners competing against 3MT® winners from other universities in the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS) regional 3MT® competition.
Our 2013 OSU 3MT® winner Ali Asmari won second place at the 2014 CSGS Regional 3MT® Competition held in San Antonio, Texas.
Our 2014 OSU 3MT® winner Amanda Curtis won a People’s Choice Award at the 2015 CSGC Regional 3MT® Competition held in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Our 2015 OSU 3MT® winner Katie McCauley, Plant and Sol Science, MS student, who will represent OSU at the 2016 CSGS Regional 3MT® Competition to be held in Charlottesville, North Carolina.