3MT

3 Minute Thesis Competition, Physics and Astronomy Heat

Thursday March 2, 2017   4-5:30pm in Henn 201

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic competition that assists current graduate students with fostering effective presentation and communication skills. Participants have just three minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their research project to a non-specialist audience. Last year, over 30 universities across Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and the South Pacific participated in this fun, highly informative and very entertaining event. UBC is one of the first Universities in North America to host a 3MT competition.

In 2014 competition, one of our PHAS grad students advanced through the UBC Semi-finals to the UBC Finals!

In 2015, two of our PHAS grad students advanced to the UBC Semi-finals.

And last year, in 2016, we had three PHAS grad student advance to the UBC Semi-finals.

Register for the UBC Physics and Astronomy Heat of 3MT


For full information, schedule, rules, eligibility, coaching sessions, judging criteria etc, see UBC 3 Minute Thesis


After the UBC PHAS 3MT heat, the top PHAS presentation(s) will advance to the UBC-wide Semifinals, and hopefully we'll have a PHAS grad make it through to the UBC Finals, and maybe even the Canadian nationals and the International 3MT competition!

2017 UBC-wide 3MT Semi-Finals and Finals:

Full details, locations, times for the UBC-wide Semi-Finals and Finals will be on the UBC 3MT schedule

The overall UBC winner will advance to the Canadian National 3MT Competition


Check out the presentations at the Canadian National 3MT competition in 2016:

Some of the recent international, national and regional winners whose research was in a physics/astro/engineering physics -related field:

  • Searchable Database of over 1300 3MT talks: http://99scholars.net (all UBC semifinalists and finalists were video'ed at FOGS, and are in this database)

    Preparing for the 3MT

    UBC Graduate Studies offers workshops: Strategies for presenting your thesis in 3 minutes:

    In person:

    Date: Monday, January 30, 2017 | Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Location: Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, LSC 1410, Point Grey Campus
    Register by emailing jacqui.brinkman@ubc.ca

    Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Location: Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road, Point Grey Campus
    Registration opens on Monday, January 23, 2017
    https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/15775-strategies-presenting-your-thesis-3-minutes

    Webinar:

    Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Registration opens on Monday, January 23, 2017
    https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/15776-strategies-presenting-your-thesis-3-minutes-webinar

    Introduction to Interacting with the Media:

    Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | Time: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Registration opens on Monday, January 30, 2017
    https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/15861-introduction-interacting-media

    Practice Your Presentation Skills I:

    Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Location: Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road, Point Grey Campus
    Registration opens on Monday, January 30, 2017
    https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/15742-practice-your-presentation-skills-i


    Janis McKenna (janis@physics.ubc.ca)