Celebration of Undergraduate Research 2013 – Three Minute Thesis Competition – Claire T. Carney Library – Thursday, April 25th 12-4 pm

Come watch the Three Minute Thesis Competition, a Celebration of Undergraduate Research, in the Grand Reading Room at the UMassD Claire T. Carney Library, Thursday, April 25th from 12:00 to 4:00 pm.

Competition Prizes:

  • 1st Place $1,000
  • 2nd Place $ 500
  • 3rd Place $ 250
  • Audience favorite $ 250

All entries were examined by a pre-selection panel, and only those selected by that panel are participating in the competition.

The criteria used by the pre-selection panel were:

  • Clarity of expression of the research abstract and the problem addressed.
  • The importance of the research.
  • The broader impact of the research.
  • Future directions for research.

The 3-minute competition will be carried out under the following rules:

  • All entrants have 3 minutes to present their research topic to an audience and a panel of judges.
  • Each entrant may have one, and only one, still overhead.
  • With 10 seconds to go, entrants will receive a signal. At 3 minutes, entrants will get the sign to stop and anyone not finishing within 10 seconds after 3 minutes will be disqualified.
  • The judges’ decision is final.

Sponsored by the UMassD Office of Undergraduate Research.

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