2021 3 Minute Thesis and Best Paper Competitions

3 Minute Thesis Competition
The 3 Minute Thesis Competition – open to all PhD and Masters students – will be held on Wednesday 3rd March from 1-5pm at St Catherine’s College.

Students will have 3 minutes and one slide (no animations) to present their research. Presentations will be judged by a panel of non-scientists drawn from the broader community. The panel will assess presentations based on three criteria, quality of presentation (30%), the ability to pitch the presentation to a lay audience (30%) and the capacity to convey enthusiasm (40%). To allow students at all stages in their research studies to participate, students can talk about the research that plan to do, are doing or have done.

The prizes are quite considerable – $1,500 to the winner, $1,000 to the second place and $500 to the third place – so students have every reason to participate, plus last year’s events were fun.

Best Paper Competition
For a submission, we require an electronic copy of the 2020 publication for consideration plus an email (no more than one page) explaining why the student considers the publication as warranting being considered the Perron’s best student paper for 2020. Papers in press in 2020 will not be considered. Submissions will be initially reviewed by a panel of external researchers and the top three students will be given the opportunity to present their publication in person to the panel (20-minute talk including questions).

Registrations have now closed.

Prizes for both competitions will be awarded at the Perron Institute Awards Breakfast on 17th March to which prize winners and two family members/friends will be invited.

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