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1 3 MINUTE RESEARCH PRESENTATION (3MRP) COMPETITION INFORMATIONAL SESSION Dr. John Masserini Associate Dean Graduate College

2 CLICK TO EDIT MASTER TITLE STYLE W HAT IS 3MRP? The 3 Minute Research Presentation (3MRP) is a competition where graduate students explain their Thesis Research, Dissertation Research, Capstone Research, or Creative Work and it’s significance in a “face-to-face” presentation format. This presentation will be delivered to an intelligent, non-specialist audience in three minutes with the aid of one stationary slide. More information may be found on our website:

3 CLICK TO EDIT MASTER TITLE STYLE B ACKGROUND Draws from 3 Minute Thesis (3MT ® ) Developed by University of Queensland in MT ® is a form of research aimed at: “Developing academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of research students’ capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes in a language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.” NAU’s 3MRP competition will allow students to: Communicate the significance of their research/creative work to an audience in a public forum; Use easily understandable language for an intelligent, but non-specialist, audience; Present thesis, dissertation, or non-thesis capstone research OR creative work to the public.

4 CLICK TO EDIT MASTER TITLE STYLE 2014 F IRST P LACE 3MRP W INNER S ERRA H OAGLAND (F ORESTRY )

5 CLICK TO EDIT MASTER TITLE STYLE 2014 S ECOND P LACE 3MRP W INNER J OHN C LINE (P HYSICAL T HERAPY )

6 CLICK TO EDIT MASTER TITLE STYLE V ALUE OF THE 3MRP Develops academic skills Consolidate and summarize ideas Encapsulate research discoveries for impactful presentations and scholarly discourse Develops presentation skills Present face-to-face Capacity to present to different audiences Using language appropriate for different audiences Develops research communication skills Presentations that are clear and concise, engaging, and convinces audiences of its importance and significance Increases understanding, appreciation, and interest around research/creative work at NAU Graduate students from ALL academic programs are encouraged to participate

7 CLICK TO EDIT MASTER TITLE STYLE E LIGIBILITY Open to Master’s and Doctoral students in good standing who have made substantial progress on research and analysis or creative work related to their academic program Students must not have graduated prior to March 1, 2015 Students must be enrolled at time of entry but may still compete if they defend and submit their final thesis or dissertation prior to conclusion of the competition in April 2015 Presentations must be based on research directly related to the student’s thesis, dissertation, creative work, or current research capstone project. Research related to past or current employment should not be presented Research and creative work MUST BE completed and/or analyzed prior to participating in 3MRP preliminary heats. Abstracts should not submitted for proposed research or creative work that will not be analyzed and/or completed at the competition events. Participants from the 2014 competition are eligible to compete. All competitors will be required to: Attend ONE training session and AT LEAST ONE practice session Agree to be videotaped and to media exposure for their presentation and research.

8 CLICK TO EDIT MASTER TITLE STYLE D EADLINES & T IMELINE EventDate or Deadline Abstract DeadlineMonday, December 15, 2014 Students Notified of AcceptanceWednesday, January 7, 2015 Training Sessions – Must attend ONEJanuary 2015 Practices Sessions – Must attend AT LEAST ONE February 23-27, 2015 March 2-6, 2015 Preliminary HeatsMarch 9-13, 2015 Final Presentation and ReceptionMonday, April 6, 2015

9 CLICK TO EDIT MASTER TITLE STYLE C ALL FOR A BSTRACTS DUE: 11:59 PM on Monday, December 15, 2014 Call for Abstracts: Application Form*: Application Guidelines: 500 words or less describing the research or creative work and its significance for a general academic audience of non- specialists, prepared by the student. Applications that do not strictly adhere to the word count limitations and electronic submission instructions described in the Call for Abstracts will not be reviewed. * We recommend using Internet Explorer to access the form.

10 CLICK TO EDIT MASTER TITLE STYLE E VALUATION C RITERIA Communication Style Was the topic and its significance communicated in language appropriate for an intelligent, but non- specialist, audience? Was it presented in a clear, concise, and engaging manner? Comprehension Did the presentation enable the audience to understand the research and/or more complicated concepts? Engagement Did the presentation create an excitement in the audience and make them want to know more about your research?

11 CLICK TO EDIT MASTER TITLE STYLE U PCOMING T RAINING S ESSIONS When do these happen? JANUARY 2015 (specific dates and times TBA) What will you get from attending? Review and discussions of other 3MRP and 3MT presentations Learn about resources offered to you by Cline Library Tips and information to make your presentation a success

12 CLINE LIBRARY RESOURCES Research assistance from specialized research librarians Access to videotaping and editing equipment and software Access to practice rooms You’re not in it alone!

13 A DDITIONAL R ESOURCES Website Cline Library Schedule an Appointment for Research Assistance The Studios Request Studios Assistance Examples of Presentations University of British Columbia University of Melbourne University of Queensland University of Western Australia Helpful Hints and Tips Making the Most of Your 3 Minutes Communicating Your Research in Lay Language

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