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    3-Minute Graduate Showcase competition

    The Graduate School is pleased to announce Winthrop University’s 5th annual 3-Minute Graduate Showcase competition as part of 2023 Graduate Education Week.  The competition will take place on Friday, April 14th at 6:00pm in the Whitton Auditorium in Carroll Hall, followed by a reception.  Cash prizes will be awarded to first-place ($300) and second-place winner ($150) and to a “People’s Choice” winner chosen by audience members ($150).

    What is the 3-Minute Graduate Showcase competition?

    The Three Minute Graduate Showcase (3MGS) modifies the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition created by the University of Queensland — a contest that challenges graduate students to summarize their research within three minutes to a general audience. The University of Queensland developed the contest in 2008 to help graduate students improve their oral communication skills.


    • Only current graduate students in good academic standing are eligible to compete.
    • A student’s program of study must contain an original research or creative project.
    • The degree program does not require a thesis or dissertation

    To be considered for this competition, please submit a 200-word brief abstract in the field below.  In your abstract, please explain (a) your research, to include your hypothesis and results and/or progress in research thus far, and (b) why your research is important to the general public. 

    The deadline for abstracts is March 19th.

    Questions, please contact Gabby Jacobsen: jacobseng@winthrop.edu


    Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.