NAU Graduate College 3 Minute Research Presentation
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.
Competition information & resources
Deadline to submit an abstract for NAU’s 3MRP
The deadline to submit abstracts for the 2017-18 NAU Graduate College competition is 11:59 PM on Sunday, January 14, 2018.
Abstracts must be submitted using the Abstract Form to 3MRP@nau.edu.
Information, training, and practice sessions
NAU’s Graduate College offers robust training and formal practice sessions for Northern Arizona University graduate students participating in the event. Additionally, these sessions are open to all NAU graduate students, regardless if they are participating in the competition. Students accepted to participate in the 3MRP competition are required to attend one training session and one practice session.
All Sessions (Except the Finals, Reception, and Poster Session) will be held in the Practice/Presentation Studios (Room 131) at NAU’s Cline Library. The Finals, Reception, and Poster Session will be held in the High Country Conference Center.
Training and practice sessionsAccordion Closed
|Information Session||Mon. November 27||2:00 PM - 3:00 PM||RSVP|
|Information Session||Tues. November 28||9:30 AM - 10:30 AM||RSVP|
|Information Session||Wed. November 29||10:15 AM - 11:15 AM||RSVP|
|Training Session||Mon. February 5||2:00 PM - 3:00 PM||RSVP|
|Training Session||Tues. February 6||9:30 AM - 10:30 AM||RSVP|
|Training Session||Wed. February 7||10:15 AM - 11:15 AM||RSVP|
|Practice Session||Mon. February 26||2:00 PM - 3:00 PM||RSVP|
|Practice Session||Tues. February 27||9:30 AM - 10:30 AM||RSVP|
|Practice Session||Wed. February 28||10:15 AM - 11:15 AM||RSVP|
|Preliminary Heats||Mon. March 12||TBD|
|Preliminary Heats||Tues. March 13||TBD|
|Preliminary Heats||Wed. March 14||TBD|
|Finals and Reception||Tues. March 27||3:30 PM|
|GSG Poster Session||Tues. March 27||Following 3MRP Finals|
Additional training resourcesAccordion Closed
Timelines, judging criteria, and training presentation
Resources available at Cline Library
- Research Assistance from Research Librarians
- The Studios
- Request Studios Assistance
- Reserve Equipment
- NAU Graduate College 3MRP Competition Finals
- University of Queensland
- University of British Columbia
- University of Melbourne
Helpful hints and tips
- Making the Most of Your 3 Minutes– Simon Clews
- Communicating Your Research in Lay Language– Christian A Linte
- 10 Hints for Improving Presentations for the Three Minute Competition– Danielle Fischer
- How to Talk about Your 3 Minute Thesis– Inger Mewburn
- Improv Helps Ph.D.’s Explain Their Work – and Loosen Up