Three Minute Thesis competition fast approaching

Samantha Stokes has some advice for this year's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competitors.

"Memorize your presentation. It's the only way to go," says Ms Stokes, a Pharmacology and Toxicology master's student who participated in the inaugural Queen's 3MT competition last year. "With such a short amount of time, you can't afford any hiccups."

3MT gives thesis master's students and PhD candidates three minutes to present their research and its wider impact to a panel of non-specialist judges. Ms Stokes decided to enter 3MT to gain valuable experience translating and presenting her knowledge for a general audience.

Participants have an extra incentive this year in addition to the $1,000 first prize and $500 prize for the runner-up: berths in the first-ever Ontario 3MT competition hosted by Queen's. The Queen's 3MT runs March 18-21 and the provincial competition takes place April 18.

2013 February 22