OU-Tulsa 3MT Competition
OU-Tulsa faculty, staff, and students, do you know a student who has great research to share and can share it in only three minutes?
Students, if you only had three minutes, could you:
- Explain your research to a prospective employer?
- Convince a potential donor to support your project?
- Share your discoveries with a non-specialist audience?
- Entice others to want more information about your research?
Do you want to improve your communication and presentation skills?
OU-Tulsa will be hosting a local 3-minute thesis competition on Tuesday, January 14th at 6:00 PM in the Schusterman Library. Students will present their dissertation, thesis or other graduate level projects in just 3 minutes (and with just 1 slide) to a non-specialist audience.
Prizes will be awarded
- First Place-$500
- Second Place-$250
- People’s Choice-$250 (yes, bring your friends and family)
This event is co-sponsored by the OU-Tulsa Graduate College and Schusterman Library.
Please register for the event by noon on Friday, January 10th at http://bit.ly/Tulsa3MT
Eligibility: OU Norman and OUHSC graduate students on the Tulsa campus who are enrolled in a master’s program (thesis, project, exhibition) or a doctoral program for Spring 2020 and who are in good academic standing. Note: Students may enter the competition even if their research results have not been finalized.
Note: The OU-Tulsa competition is separate from but also a precursor to the all-campus 3MT competition that will occur in Norman in February 2020. Tulsa students who want to be involved in a 3MT competition who do not want to compete in the all-campus competition are welcome to apply as are students who want to use the Tulsa campus 3MT competition to practice for presenting in the all-campus 3MT competition. Please email Dr. Jennifer Kisamore, Associate Dean of the Tulsa Graduate College, if you have any questions about the competition (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Presentations are limited to three minutes; competitors exceeding three minutes will be disqualified.
- Design one static slide to be displayed throughout the presentation. All slides must be submitted as a pdf image (1024x768 pixels).
- No slide transitions, animations, or ‘movement’ are allowed.
- Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g., no poems, raps, or songs).
- No additional electronic media (e.g., sound and video files) are permitted.
- No additional props (e.g., laser pointers, costumes, musical instruments, or laboratory equipment) are permitted.
- Presentations are considered to have commenced when a competitor starts their presentation through either movement or speech.
Preparing Your Single Static Slide for 3MT®
When deciding what to include on the slide to accompany your presentation, let the phrase "less is more" be your guide.
- Your slide should be clear and concise. Remember, the judges are concentrating on you and your presentation—three minutes offers very little time to focus on an overly-detailed slide.
- Choose quality images, and if you include text, be certain it can be read from a distance.
- Create a draft of your slide. Show it to your friends/relatives and ask them to describe what they see. Their objective responses will help you create the most effective slide to enhance your winning presentation.
Note: If you need help with your slide or presentation, request a Presentation Consultation with the librarians at the Schusterman Library http://library.tulsa.ou.edu/services/presentation-consults