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May 16: Three-Minute Thesis competition

FREDERICK, Maryland—The Graduate School at Hood College will hold its second annual Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition May 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Whitaker Campus Center Commons.

Graduate students will present their research projects in three minutes using just one PowerPoint slide. No other resources or props are allowed. They will be judged on clarity, pace, audience engagement and stage presence. All attendees will be welcome to cast their votes for best presentation. There will be a judge’s winner and a People’s Choice Award.

The presentations will be from students in programs including computer science, information technology, biomedical science, environmental biology, business administration, and the humanities. Presentation topics will include the development of an all-inclusive database for United States space launches; technological tools that help reforestation sites; how to move the United States toward sustainable energy production; and racialized economic relationships from the Jim Crow era (domestic servitude).

This 3MT competition was founded in 2008 by the University of Queensland in Australia, and it is now held at more than 350 colleges and universities across 59 countries worldwide.

For more information, contact April Boulton at 301-696-3600 or or visit