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.
- 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.