Three Minutes Research Pitch Competition 2016
Three minutes Research Pitch (3MT) was conducted for higher degree research students of Dr. M.G.R Educational and Research Institute by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Centre of Excellence for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Three Minute Research Pitch (3MT®) celebrates the exciting research conducted for researcher aspirants. This exercise cultivates students’ academic presentation and research communication skill. It supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist intellectual audience. The first 3MT was held at University of Queensland in 2008 with 160 Research Higher Degree students competing. In 2009 and 2010 the 3MT competition was promoted to other universities and enthusiasm for the concept grew. Since 2011 the popularity of the competition has increased and 3MT competitions are now held in over 200 universities across 18 countries worldwide. In India Dr.M.G.R Educational and Research Institute is the first University to take the lead.
The first heat of the event was held on 4th of March where 36 students pitchted their research, which was judged by Dr.SumathyEswaran, HoD CSE, Dr.Ethiraj, Addl. HoD Mechanical and Dr.Sreevidya, Senior Research Scientist, DrAPJAKCEIE
Second heat was conducted on 10th of March 2016 which was judged by Dr. Godavari, ECE dept, Dr. RamaVaidyanathan for the students selected from heat one. After the initial rounds, six doctoral students, two Undergraduate students, and four post graduate students were selected for the final presentation on 11th of March 2016. All the participants were awarded certificates.
Final intra-university competition
Prize money of Rs. 4000/- each was awarded to the winners
All the nominated participants, the research supervisors, Head of Departments was acknowledged and thanked for their involvement. As along by email a thank you mail was sent to all staff and students informing the final of Three Minute Research Pitch 2016 appreciate their contribution for highlighting their unique research activity.
Rules & Judging Criteria for Three Minutes Research Pitch: 3MT®
· 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 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.
· Presentations are to be spoken word (eg. 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.
· The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.
Comprehension & Content
· Did the presentation provide an understanding of the background to the research question being addressed and its significance?
· Did the presentation clearly describe the key results of the research including conclusions and outcomes?
· Did the presentation follow a clear and logical sequence?
· Was the thesis topic, key results and research significance and outcomes communicated in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience?
· Did the speaker avoid scientific jargon, explain terminology and provide adequate background information to illustrate points?
· Did the presenter spend adequate time on each element of their presentation - or did they elaborate for too long on one aspect or was the presentation rushed?
Engagement & Communication
· Did the oration make the audience want to know more?
· Was the presenter careful not to trivialise or generalise their research?
· Did the presenter convey enthusiasm for their research?
· Did the presenter capture and maintain their audience's attention?
· Did the speaker have sufficient stage presence, eye contact and vocal range; maintain a steady pace, and have a confident stance?
· Did the PowerPoint slide enhance the presentation - was it clear, legible, and concise?
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) celebrates the exciting research conducted by PhD students. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), the exercise cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
The benefits of 3MT
The first 3MT was held at University of Queensland in 2008 with 160 Research Higher Degree students competing. In 2009 and 2010 the 3MT competition was promoted to other universities and enthusiasm for the concept grew.Since 2011 the popularity of the competition has increased and 3MT competitions are now held in over 200 universities across 18 countries worldwide. In India the Dr.M.G.R Educational and Research Institute is the first University to take the lead.
Active PhD, Professional Doctorate (Research) and Postgraduate Masters candidates who have successfully passed their research proposal confirmation milestone
MPhil and pre-confirmation PhD and Professional Doctorate (Research) candidates who are active in program will still be eligible to participate
Undergraduates are not eligible.
The following chart outlines the progression of candidates throughout a 3MT® competition. The winner of each comparative heat presentation is expected to represent their Faculty/Department at the next stage of the competition.
Heat 1: Orientation and practice presentation
Heat 2 – within respective departments
Heat 3 – will be the final selection
If the winner is unable to attend the final, the runner-up will proceed to the next round of the competition.
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