Researchers’ and scholars’ ability to create a succinct yet compelling narrative about their work is an invaluable skill.  By effectively translating complex/technical research into accessible language, researchers can better inform, educate, and inspire their audience – whether it is at a professional conference, a graduate/professional school interview, a casual dinner with friends, or any situation in between.  This event is meant to help students communicate the most important parts of their research and creative work in a short amount of time.

Register for the 2018 Three Minute Research Story Competition!

Wednesday, April 6, 2018
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Main Library, Learning Commons C

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The 3 Minute Research Story Competition was created by ICRU, the Latham Science and Engagement Initiative, and the Honors Program to serve as an undergraduate version of the 3 Minute Thesis Competition (3MT).  Participants are allotted 3 minutes and one slide to present a compelling pitch or story about their research and its significance in a language appropriate to a non-specialized audience.​  All undergraduates involved in research or creative work at the University of Iowa are encouraged to apply and compete for prizes! (Awardees are determined by a panel of graduate and professional students, post-doctoral researchers, and faculty/staff.)

Watch previous 3-Minute Competitors here!

FileLook at the Judging Rubric to see what the judges are looking for!