Research Competition Open to All Graduate Students


Truman’s fourth annual Three-Minute Thesis Competition will take place at 10 a.m. Feb. 26 in Violette Hall 1010, providing students an opportunity to highlight their graduate-level research.

For the competition, participants will create a single slide that conveys their study. They will then have three minutes to discuss their research and its importance. Any original graduate research qualifies. It can be a scientific study, a discussion on a student’s creative writing adventure or musical composition. Current graduate students cannot submit research completed as an undergraduate.

Students will create a three-minute presentation following the guidelines set forth by Queensland University. They will also need an introductory slide that will include their name, title of presentation, faculty member and department. The single research slide appears right after, and as soon as the student starts speaking, the timer begins.  

The first-place prize is $75, with second place earning $50. The winner of the competition will attend the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools annual competition.  

After registering, students will need to upload a presentation slide by 12 p.m. Feb. 25. The slide should adhere to the guidelines found on the MAGS website. For more information, contact Julia Edgar, associate professor of communication disorders at
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