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The Three-Minute Thesis

Talking about your work for three minutes might sound easy, but paring years of study into a short, easily understandable presentation takes tremendous effort.

Vanessa Lovelace, a graduate student in political science, won 1st place in UConn’s first 3MT competition with her presentation on Genealogies of Liberty: An Embodied Black Freedom Trail.

Vanessa Lovelace, a graduate student in political science, won 1st place in UConn’s first 3MT competition with her presentation on Genealogies of Liberty: An Embodied Black Freedom Trail.

This year for the first time, the UConn Graduate School held a Three Minute Thesis Competition for advanced graduate students to consolidate and crystallize their research ideas into a very brief presentation. The first-place winner will go on to compete internationally in the 3MT competition sponsored by Universitas 21 (U21), the leading global network of research-intensive universities including UConn.

UConn graduate students submitted presentations on a wide range of topics this year, showcasing the breadth and depth of research and scholarship at the University. Their videotaped entries were evaluated by a panel of judges to determine overall and People’s Choice winners.

Read more at UConn Today


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