THREE MINUTES THESIS AND RESEARCH POSTER
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
What is Three Minutes Thesis Competition?
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) celebrates the exciting research conducted by PhD students around the world. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), the competition cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. Presenting in a 3MT competition increases their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. Competitors are allowed one PowerPoint slide, but no other resources or props.

- Each participant is given three minutes.
- Each participant must present his/her topic (Background, Problem statement, Objectives, Methodology, Results).
- Topics may be related to any faculty in MMU, which may include the following: Accounting; Business, Management; Creative Multimedia; Engineering; Computer Science; and Information Technology.

* Judging Criteria:

Keep in mind that you will be judged on the following:

1. 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?
- Were 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?

2. Engagement & Communication:

- Did the oration make the audience want to know more?
- Was the presenter careful not to trivialize or generalize 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?

* Registration Fees:
RM10 Only

* Winners:
- There will be three winners:
1. Winner: Prize will be announced later
2. First runner up: Prize will be announced later

3MT Sample Video
What is Research Poster Competition?
The poster presentation consists of a visual display of research findings combined with an interactive question and answer period with a panel of judges.

* Judging Criteria:
The poster must include the following:

- Title
- Names of author(s) and affiliated organization(s)
- Abstract (brief summary of objectives, methods, results, and conclusions)
- Background Information
- Project Objectives
- Materials and Methods
- Results (tables, graphs, charts)
- Conclusions
- Discussion of possible future directions or why project is complete

Rules:
- Each contestant must be a student member of Postgraduates Society to participate at the Poster competition. Postdocs are not considered students; however, they are encouraged to display their research during the event professional poster.

- Poster topics may be related to any faculty in MMU, which may include the following: Accounting; Business, Management; Creative Multimedia; Engineering; Computer Science; and Information Technology.

- All illustrations and text must be readable from a distance of 3 feet.

- MMU and Postgraduates Society logs may be displayed on the poster. If the research presented was supported by a specific funding source, i.e., a grant or a company, a written acknowledgment of the funding source may be displayed but their logo will not be included on the poster.

- It is the responsibility of the organizer to ensure that all Poster Competition rules are followed and that each competitor is a Student Member of Postgraduates Society PRIOR to the competition.

- Competitors will be given a 20-minutes window to showcase their projects with the judges. Judging sessions will consist of a five-minute presentation given by the competitor plus a five-minute question-and-answer period.


* Registration Fees:
RM10 Only

* Winners:
- There will be three winners:
1. Winner: Prize will be announced later
2. First runner up: Prize will be announced later
3. People's choice award: Prize will be announced later

Poster Sample
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The Event
Postgraduate Carnival is a full day event that contains three sub-event:
- Morning session: 1. Three Minutes Thesis
2. Research Poster
- Afternoon session: 1. Postgraduates Forum
2. Prizes Giving Ceremony

Event Date: 7th February 2018.

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