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.
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.)
Keep an eye on this page or sign up for the ICRU mailing list for information about the 3 Minute Research Story Competition coming up in the Fall 2017.