Currently enrolled doctoral and master's students in all disciplines at UAlbany will be eligible to participate in 3MT®. Work presented must have been conducted at UAlbany. Students should be in the final stages of graduate school so they have some sound conclusions and impacts from their research. Alumni are not eligible.
Registration for the 2020 competition is open until 11:59pm on Friday, February 14, 2020.
On the registration form, you will be asked to include the title of your presentation. Please aim to keep your title catchy, informative, concise, and true to your research. An important element of the competition is communicating your research in a concise and engaging manner and that starts with the title. Try to avoid long titles with technical jargon.
You will be asked to select your availability for the preliminary rounds. Please select any dates that you are available. If selected to participate, you will receive an email shortly after the February 15 deadline indicating which preliminary round you will present in.
All participating students need to have a single, static PowerPoint slide (no animations, no transitions) to accompany their presentation. The slide must be in widescreen (16:9) format. When creating your slide remember that the slide is another tool to help you explain and illustrate your research. Try to avoid including too much text on your slide or having a slide that looks too busy, that can distract from rather than enhance your presentation. Think carefully about what is most important to include on your slide to tell the story of your research. Oftentimes the most memorable slides are simple and leave the audience with a clear snapshot of the research.
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3MT General Information PPT
Communicating with a Non-Specialist Audience
This workshop will cover (1) how to find a hook to get audiences interested in their research, (2) how to feel more comfortable speaking in front of groups and how to create engaging oral presentations, and (3) how to frame your research, focus on the most compelling aspects of the work, and make a strong case for your work's importance to non-specialist audiences.
Dates to be announced.
Preparing for the 3MT/Oral Presentations
Practice makes perfect. Join us for our 3MT Workshop, where you will have the opportunity to present your 3MT and to receive feedback from a live audience on your content and delivery. The low-stakes workshop environment can help you get valuable feedback and ease your nerves before the preliminary rounds. All registrants must come prepared to present their 3MT pitch. It is optional to provide their PowerPoint slide to the organizer in advance of the workshop.
Dates to be announced.