NAU Graduate College 3MRP
The 3 Minute Research Presentation (3MRP) Competition provides an opportunity for NAU graduate students to present their thesis, dissertation, capstone research, scholarship, and/or creative work to an intelligent, non-specialist audience in just three minutes. This professional development opportunity is designed to increase and improve graduate students’ communication skills as well as their capacity to effectively present research, scholarship, or creative work.
Abstracts are due Tuesday, February 2, 2021 by 11:59 pm!
Call for Abstracts (contains details and the timeline)
Competitor information & resources
Information Accordion Closed
We are looking for students who have made progress on their project, research, creative work, etc. and can prepare a presentation that addresses scope, significance, and impact of their work. Presenting preliminary data, pilot study data, and preliminary results is fine; results do not necessarily need to be conclusive.
Additionally, NAU’s Graduate College offers robust training and formal practice sessions for Northern Arizona University graduate students participating in the event. We work with you through training sessions, practice sessions, librarian support, and library resources so that you will be fully prepared and polished before you participate in the event.
Information and practice sessions Accordion Closed
There are two information sessions planned. During the information session, which is similar to a training session, we will share some historical information about the event, give specific tips and strategies about talking about research to a non-specialist audience (in just 3 minutes!), go over the timeline and rules of the competition, and answer any questions.
Monday, February 8th (9:00-10:00)
Meeting ID: 859 1037 1774
Tuesday, February 9th (4:00-5:00)
Meeting ID: 822 1087 7756
Attend either session that fits your schedule; no need to sign up or RSVP. If you have academic or teaching conflicts during both of these options, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing 3MRP@nau.edu.
Practice sessions will take place via Zoom in 30-minute increments. Sign-up information to be provided later. All participants are required to attend one practice session. During the practice session, you will practice your 3MRP presentation and get feedback on your presentation and slide.
Thursday, February 18th (tentative: 8:30-5:00) and Friday, February 19th (tentative: 8:30-5:00)
Full details and the timeline of the 2021 3MRP Competition: Call for Abstracts (contains details and the timeline)
Training resources Accordion Closed
Training Session materials
- 3MRP Training Session Presentation Slides (Coming soon!)
Criteria, and training presentation
- 3MRP Judges Evaluation Criteria
- Research Assistance from Research Librarians
- The Studios
- Reserve Equipment
- NAU Graduate College 3MRP Competition Finals
- University of Queensland
- University of British Columbia
- University of Melbourne
Helpful hints and tips