The UND 3MT® was cosponsored by UND School of Graduate Studies and the Division of Research and Economic Development.
Gilmore and Nelson say they plan to stage another round of 3MT competition next year.
“That visual could be a diagram, photograph or collage that is interesting to the audience and supports the speech.” In addition to their supporting visual, competitors were judged on how well they captured the attention of the audience, how engaged they were with the audience, how much energy they brought to the presentation, and how clearly they articulated their ideas.
“This competition was a challenge for every student competitor for two reasons,” Gilmore said.
Kübler-Ross' reframing of “death as the final stage of growth” in was a pivotal moment in the research process, deeply influencing Barber's design work thereafter.
Inspired by this notion, Barber shifted his focus towards designing solutions that would pull and nudge levers within the complexities of death, rather than solving for specific problem spaces.
As we carry around these little supercomputers [our smartphones], holding someone’s attention briefly is all the time we get.
We get a brief few minutes to sell our idea to someone.” Brooke Hagenhoff (right), a master’s degree student in atmospheric sciences who took first place in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition, poses alongside competition runner up, Matt Fuka. The contest was about students addressing non-specialists with compelling stories about their research in three minutes or less.
Matt Fuka, a master’s degree student in mechanical engineering, won both second place and People’s Choice awards at UND’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition, which allows graduate students to focus on communication skills. Matt Gilmore knew he was onto a good thing when he learned about an Australian university’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition for graduate students that focused on communication skills.
With his colleague Chris Nelson, a faculty member in English — part of the UND College of Arts and Sciences — he organized UND’s very first 3MT competition, held at the Gorecki Alumni Center earlier this month.