As Mark Twain famously said, “there are only two types of speakers in the world: The nervous, and the liars.”
Whatever kind of speaker you are, we’ve got a communication competition for you.
March 25-30 is Research Week on campus, and one of the biggest highlights of the week takes place on March 26, when we host three, fast-paced research communication competitions.
Registration is now open for the annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT), which challenges thesis-based graduate students to deliver compelling presentations of their work in three minutes or less. TRU has hosted a 3MT competition since 2014, and each year the presentations get more and more amazing.
Faculty are once again encouraged to register for the unique-to-TRU 180-second Research Challenge. Designed to emulate the 3MT, this competition, organized by TRU’s Faculty Research Mentors, allows faculty to share their research, and possibly win some great prizes, too.
And finally, for the second year in a row, TRU’s Undergraduate Research Ambassadors have stepped up to organize In a Nutshell, in which undergraduate researchers step into the spotlight for their three minutes of fame (and prizes).
Registration for all these events closes March 7 at 4 pm.
Twain also said that it usually takes about three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech, so we’ve organized several workshops in advance of the competition, to give our researchers that competitive edge.
For those who aren’t quite brave enough to participate this year, please come and cheer on our brave speakers, and vote for People’s Choice.