5th Annual Three-Minute Thesis Competition: Virtual and LIVE

Three-Minute Thesis Competition

Thursday, April 30, 6 p.m.

Online: hood.edu/3MT

The Three-Minute Thesis competition was founded in 2008 by the University of Queensland in Australia, and it is now held at more than 350 colleges and universities across 59 countries worldwide. At Hood, graduate students present their research projects each spring in three minutes using just one PowerPoint slide. No other resources or props are allowed. Students are judged on clarity, pace, audience engagement and stage presence. There is a judge’s award, and the online audience will be able to cast their votes for two People’s Choice Awards, which are generously funded by alumna Ann Wiegand, M.S.’04.

Students seeking degrees in the field of computer science, information technology, biomedical science, environmental biology, business administration, counseling and the humanities normally compete. Examples of presentations include topics on trauma among children fleeing violence, social history of English-speaking nations, HIV infection research, cyber threats and solutions, city tree projects, social justice in literature, perceptions of aging in young adults, cervical cancer, the role of women in Nazi Germany, and more.

April Boulton

Hood College is an independent, liberal arts college, offering more than 25 bachelor’s degrees, four pre-professional programs, 19 master’s degrees programs, two doctorates and 10 post-baccalaureate certificates. Located in historic Frederick, near Washington, D.C., Baltimore and the I-270 technology corridor, Hood gives students access to countless internships and research opportunities.

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