UA Graduate Students Receive Recognition in Three-Minute Thesis Competition

Fifteen graduate students at The University of Alabama will compete for a chance to win scholarships and monetary awards in the finals of this year's Three Minute Thesis.

The UA Graduate School hosts the competition. The finals will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the Bryant Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Developed by The University of Queensland, the competition challenges graduate students to present a compelling talk on their thesis or dissertation topic, explaining its significance using language appropriate to a nonspecialist audience, in three minutes. The audience will vote for the People's Choice Award.

The scholarships and awards will be used to support the students' research and conference travel. This year's competitors represent an array of academic departments and disciplines. The competition also serves as a professional development exercise that gives students the opportunity to clarify and crystallize their research ideas and discoveries while honing their presentation and communication skills.

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