Draper has eleven students competing in this year’s Threesis competition!
They’ll each be presenting non-academically-worded spiels about their thesis research in three minutes, with just one slide, to a panel of judges on Friday, April 11.
The final round, which you can attend, will be Saturday, April 12, at 4pm in Kimmel, and we hope they all make it!
Regardless, we are super proud and wish them the best of luck. More information on the Threesis is below. And here, in alphabetical order, are your Draper 2014 competitors:
Caroline Benoit McNamara
Eman Said Hassan
On behalf of The Graduate School of Arts and Science, Dean Lauren Benton cordially invites you to attend the fourth annual GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge.
Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Time: Final Round begins at 4:00pm. Doors open at 3:30pm.
Location: Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Room 401
RSVP through this link
The Threesis Academic Challenge is an academic competition for GSAS master’s students. Students present the work of their thesis or final project (e.g. creative project, science experiment or research paper) in three minutes or less to a panel of judges in accessible language a non-expert can understand. Competitors are judged on how well they grasp the subject of their thesis, their ability to discuss the topic to non-experts, and presentation skills. Students compete for a grand prize of $1,000 and other prizes while learning to organize ideas and speak about them persuasively in a fun, academic atmosphere.
GSAS will award prizes totaling $2,500 and departments participating in the GSAS Threesis Incentive Program will award $300 to finalists from participating departments and programs. By attending the event you will have a chance to vote for the 2014 GSAS Threesis Audience Choice Winner.
Wine and cheese reception to follow the program.
Special thanks to the Wasserman Center for Career Development and to the Subject Librarians of Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
Click here to learn more about the event and see video of winning presentations as well as highlights from last year’s event.