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Twelve Draper Students to Present at Threesis!

We are proud to announce that this year, Draper has the highest participation in Threesis if any department in the Graduate School of Arts & Science! Come out to support your Draper colleagues on April 11!

Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
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 for this event by clicking this link: http://gsas.nyu.edu/object/gsas.threesis2015.rsvp

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 $3,000 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 2015 GSAS Threesis Audience Choice Winner.

Wine and cheese reception to follow the program.

Click here to learn more about the event and see video of winning presentations as well as highlights from last year’s event.

Threesis Application Deadline Friday, February 6!

Think you have what it takes to describe your research thoroughly and engagingly to a general audience in three minutes with only one image?

Of course you do!

Throw your hat in the ring for this year’s Threesis Academic Challenge. The Threesis, designed exclusively for MA students, is an opportunity to work closely with GSAS staff and faculty to craft a tight, pithy, intellectually sophisticated narrative of the questions, methods, and themes that are at the heart of your research project. You can win prizes totaling $2,500 from the Graduate School of Arts and Science.

Need some inspiration? Watch this video from last year’s event.

For more information, reach out to me and/or contact Suzanne Collado (suzanne.collado[at]nyu.edu). Click here to download a PDF copy of the 2015 Threesis application.

P.S. As extra encouragement, any Draper student who makes it to the final round receives a $300 award.

Threesis applications — get yours today!

Draperites!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — the Threesis Application Period!
For the uninitiated, the GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge is an annual event where MA students compete for cash prizes by giving three-minute “compelling orations” on their research, with only one slide for visuals.
The event happens in April. Top prize is $1000, second place and audience favorite each bag $750, and any Draper student who makes it to the final round gets $300 from us. And we have a pretty good track record, just saying.
The application itself can also be found on our forms page, or you can pick up a hard copy in the Draper office, by the coffeemaker.
Applications are due Friday, Februrary 6.
Get at it!

Congrats to our Threesis Finalists and Semi-Finalists!

Huge congratulations to Draper students Allison Collins and Elizabeth Crawford, who both made it to the final round of the annual Threesis competition last Saturday! They have each earned a $300 prize from Draper for this accomplishment.

 
Out of a record 164 applicants, 9 Draper students made it to the semi-finals (out of total of 56 students): Eman S. Hassan, Sarah Jones, Elizavetta Koemets, Florence Madenga, Anjali Malhotra, Caroline Benoit McNamara, Nancy Ross, and our aforementioned finalists. Allison and Elizabeth were 2 of only 12 students who made it to the final round. That means Draper owned about 16% of this entire competition.
 
We are so proud of all our students who had the courage to participate in this fantastic, challenging event.
 
The Washington Square News has a great write-up here. And you can see Elizabeth (far left) and Allison (second to left) in the finalist photo below.
 
Well played, Draperites!

 

Message for Students and Faculty – Threesis Invite

A Threesis reminder and a link to RSVP. Audience members for the April 12th final rounds will vote for the 2014 Threesis Audience Choice Winner, so everyone send best wishes to the Draperites competing to get to the final round — and then go and vote for them!

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 for supporting the Threesis.

Click here to learn more about the event and see video of winning presentations as well as highlights from last year’s event.