After spending the semester researching, writing and re-writing assignments and undergraduate theses, third and fourth year Trent University students will be challenged to present their original research in just three minutes during the second annual Three Minute Paper (3MP) competition taking place this Wednesday, March 9 at 2:00 p.m. in Nozhem Theatre, Enweying.
And you are invited to come and see what Trent’s brightest undergraduate minds have come up with.
3MP is an exciting competition for undergraduate students developed in collaboration by the colleges of Trent University and the Academic Skills Centre; this initiative was sparked by the success of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition where Trent graduate students explain their highly specialized research to a general audience in a short three minutes with the support of a single PowerPoint slide.
Open to students completing an honours seminar, an honours thesis, or a major project in any discipline, the 3MP competition challenges undergraduates to present their work to others, in a clear, concise, and engaging manner. Participants have three minutes to explain their research from one major assignment in an upper year course. 3MP challenges students to balance complexity and depth with clarity and concision as they explain their research question, their findings, and its relevance to the Trent community; they can use up to three PowerPoint slides as visual aids to support their talk.
3MP is supported by the Pan-College Fund
Thanks to Champlain College, Gzowski College, Lady Eaton College, Otonabee College, the Office of Student Affairs, & Academic Skills.
For full details, please see the Academic Skills Centre page.