Event Descriptions for Graduate Students

Podium & Panel Presentations

Poster & Display Presentations

Performance Presentations 

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition

Graduate student events are on Wednesday, April 4. Graduate students can participate in podium, panel, poster, or performance presentations. Graduate students can also participate in the 3MT® Competition! Winners of the 3MT® Competition can win up to $100, a Student SEARCH Grant (formerly PSRA), and a $250 support grant! To register for any of the below events, please fill out the RESEARCH Dialogues application

Podium & Panel Presentations 

Presenters are invited to make oral or visual presentations related to research, scholarship, or creative activity.  Podium presentation sessions will be moderated. Groups of presenters are also invited to organize a panel discussion or group presentation.

  • Graduate students will be scheduled between 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM  and 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM on Wednesday, April 4, so please indicate your FULL availability in the application.
  • We will use the information from the application form to develop event materials, so please list all names as you would like them to appear on the website and in printed materials (i.e. include credentials such as "John Smith, PhD" where applicable).
  • Podium presentations can include any kind of performance including speeches, scholarly talks, or robotic demonstrations, but must be limited to 15 minutes including time for questions. Time limits will be strictly enforced to ensure that all presenters have equitable time.
  • Individuals using PowerPoint (or other presentation software) should email their FINAL presentation to orsp@utc.edu 2 days prior to the event to have the presentations loaded and ready on the day of the event.
  • Presenters should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their presentation. Please do not enter a room while another student is presenting. Please wait until the student has made his/her final comments or the Q&A session has begun. Doing so enables you to be respectful of your fellow presenters.

Poster & Display Presentations 

Graduate students are invited to present posters or tabletop displays related to research, scholarship, or creative activity.  Posters and displays can come in many shapes and sizes!  If your presentation doesn’t work with a traditional poster format, that is no problem.  Models, photos, laptop computers, interactive materials, listening stations, robots – all are welcome and can be accommodated.  Just make a note of your needs on the application or contact orsp@utc.edu for special arrangements. 

  • Graduate students will be scheduled between 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM  and 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM on Wednesday, April 4, so please indicate your FULL availability in the application.

  • We will use the information from the application to develop event materials, so please list all names as you would like them to appear on the website and in printed materials (i.e. include credentials such as "John Smith, PhD" where applicable).

  • Students requesting to present MUST include the name of their faculty advisor.

  • There are two options for poster size: 3 x 4 or 4 x 7 feet. Please ensure that your poster fits within one of these dimensions.

  • Unless you are presenting original artwork, all posters should be printed on paper and able to be mounted to the provided foam boards.

  • Graduate Poster set-up is from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM and from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM on April 3, 2018.

  • If you have any questions, please email orsp@utc.edu

Performance Presentations

For individuals or groups of faculty, staff, and students who want to showcase their creative talents through a musical or dramatic performance to a larger audience, they should participate in performance presentations in the UC Auditorium.

Graduate Student 3MT® CompetitionThree minute thesis founded by the university of queensland

Graduate students are invited to compete in the 3MT® competition.  Students will have 3 minutes and must follow official 3MT® guidelines (see below).  There are up to 18 available slots for presenters and all presenters must be available during the allotted competition time:  9:15 AM - 10:45 AM on Wednesday, April 4.  A panel of community judges will select 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.  .1st prize winner gets $100 gift card, a Student SEARCH Grant (for continuing UTC students), and a $250 support grant (i.e. travel, supplies, etc.), 2ndprize winner receives a $75 gift card, and 3rd prize will receive a $50 gift card. Winners will also have the opportunity to compete at the next level of the competition. 

To see last year's videos of the 3MT® participants check out our RESEARCH Dialogues Archives page.

 Competition Guidelines 

  • A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted. No slide transitions, animations or 'movement' of any description are allowed. The slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration.

  • No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted.

  • No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted.

  • Presentations are limited to a maximum of 3 minutes. Competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.

  • Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs).

  • Presentations are to commence from the stage.

  • Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through either movement or speech.