A Researcher's or scholar's 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.
A special congratulations to this year's top three presenters:
1st Place: Marissa Mueller
2nd Place: Rikki Laser
3rd Place: Francesca Eckstrom
The 3 Minute Research Story Competition is hosted by ICRU, the Latham Science and Engagement Initiative, and the UISG 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!