Five More Grad Students Advance to the Three Minute Thesis UO Finals

The second preliminary round of the Three Minute Thesis competition was held on Wednesday, April 23 in Lawrence 177. Eleven students shared their research in three minutes or less with a spot in the UO finals on May 7 on the line.

The five competitors advancing to the final round on May 7 include (pictured L-R) Rick Montgomery (Physics), Evan Baker (Geological Sciences), Alan Reynolds (Philosophy), Grace Aaraj (Architecture), and Sarah Hwang (Art History).

These finalists will join the five finalists selected during the first preliminary round in the UO finals on May 7. Of the ten UO finalists, three will then be selected to represent UO at the Statewide Finals at Portland State University on May 17. In addition to the UO, the Statewide Finals will include students from Oregon State University, Oregon Health Sciences University, and Portland State University.

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic competition developed by the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, for research students.  The exercise develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of graduate students' capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes in a language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.

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