UBC UNDERGRADUATE 3MT

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Deadline: January 8th, 2021 at 11:59PM

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UBC’s Multidisciplinary Undergraduate 3 Minute Thesis Competition

Research isn’t finished until you communicate it.

Undergraduate students from any faculty that are involved in research at UBC are encouraged to apply.

Share your hard work and fine-tune your communication skills!

2019 – 2020
Competition Results

Thank you to everyone who came out to our live event on Saturday, February 15, 2020!

We’d like to congratulate our two winners and all our finalists for absolutely blowing us away with their 3 Minute Thesis presentations!

Competition Results

Winners

Laurel Neufeld

Following your gut: how the intestinal environment shapes bacterial infections

Microbiology

Katie Rink

Building Blocks for the OSI’s Space and Environmental Stewardship Index

Physics

Runner-Up

Rithikha Rajamohan

Quantifying the Protective Value of Blue-Green Infrastructure during Coastal Disaster Events

Geographical Sciences

Audience Choice Award

Ana Ivkov

Bilingual Infants’ Word Class Distinctions

Behavioural Neuroscience

Participate

Join UBC’s undergraduate 3 minutes thesis competition.

Students

Are you currently taking a directed studies course or writing your honours thesis as apart of your non-professional undergraduate degree? Then you’re eligible to participate.

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Professors

We’re building a panel of professors from every faculty to provide feedback to the students participating in the competition. If you are a professor and interested in adjudicating, click the button below!

What is 3MT?

This event will provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to submit a recorded 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) of their directed studies or honours thesis. Students have a static powerpoint slide and must give a 3 minute oration of their research background and findings in the context of a general audience.

For the initial submissions, all applicants will receive feedback from a panel of UBC faculty adjudicators outside of their field of study on their submitted 3MT, which will be useful for future oral presentations and a unique challenge to get students thinking about what relevance their research has as they begin to conduct their studies.

A group of the most outstanding applicants will then be selected by the adjudication committee to compete for cash prizes in the live competition.

 

3MT & UBC.

We are thrilled to say that this event has been endorsed by the UBC PURE Award as part of the UBC Strategic Plan to expand awareness, interest, and accessibility of research to undergraduate students. For more details on the PURE award, click here.