Provost Randhawa and the OSU Graduate School are excited to host the first annual University-wide “Scholars’ Insight” event, a graduate student competition to communicate impact. OSU Graduate students will have the opportunity to present a three minute "impact" of their scholarly works, to a non-specialist audience at OSU and the Corvallis community. The event will be broadly advertised. The purpose of the presentations is to generate awareness, stimulate thought, inspire attendees and reach out to the local community.
Participants will have three minutes to present, using no more than one slide. A committee consisting of a graduate student, a professional communications specialist, a graduate faculty member, a community member and a representative from the Graduate School will select the top three presentations. Presentations will be evaluated for communication style, clarity and structure, inspiration, and impact. First, second and third places will be awarded $1,000, $500, and $250, respectively.
The event will be videotaped and shared via “YouTube” and on the web to showcase OSU’s graduate student accomplishments. Graduate students will network with other students, faculty and community members; learn of research and other creative and scholarly activities across the University; and have fun!!!!!!!!!!!! This is similar to the three minute thesis and research presentation events (e.g., Three minute thesis, ‘Ignite” or Scholars’ Studio) occurring around the globe. The event will be followed by a reception for participants and the community, while awaiting the judges’ determination of the three best presentations.
Below you will find information to help you prepare for this competition. Please pay special attention to the rules and the timeline and important dates sections as these are critical to your continued qualification in the competition. Please remember that you will be presenting to a non-specialist audience, not at a technical conference. With that in mind, please submit a title of up to 10 words. Be creative and think outside the technical box.
The Three Minute Format:
Links to interesting YouTube presentations:
**search the web for "3MT" or "Three Minute Thesis" to see other presentations**
Rules and Judging Criteria:
- Participant will use one static Power Point slide (no animations, sound , etc)
Download our Powerpoint Template
- Participant will have 3 minutes to present; going over 3 minutes will cause immediate disqualification
- Participant will limit presentation title to 10 words or less
- Participant will stay through the entire event, 1215pm – 500pm; leaving prior to the conclusion of the awards ceremony may be grounds for disqualification
- Participant will attend orientation immediately prior to event, 1215pm-1245pm; lack of attendance will be grounds for disqualification
- Participant acknowledges that all presentations will be videotaped and may be used for future marketing purposes by the Graduate School and Oregon State University
- Participants will be judged on the following:
- Communication style
- Clarity and structure