3 Minute Thesis Contest

The challenge? Clearly present your doctoral thesis to a non-technical lay audience in three minutes or less.

The top two finishers will each receive $500. The overall winner will compete in a live virtual setting with the WSU-wide finalists on March 24. See complete rules.

The top three winners from the Pullman finals will receive money toward travel to a research conference of their choice:

  • First place: $3,000
  • Second place: $1,500
  • Third place: $500

Register by 9 a.m. Friday, March 5

Email your name and presentation title to Holly Davis at holly.davis@wsu.edu.

*Masters students may participate but they are ineligible for an award and to compete in the Pullman championships.

Event details

3 Minute Thesis Contest
11 a.m. Friday, March 12
Online via Zoom

Sponsored by The Office of Research and Graduate Education

2020 Vancouver Winners

Held on Feb. 21

  • 1st Place – Samantha Bussan, Ph.D. student in biology, “Can Conservation Grazing Maintain Habitat Quality for Butterflies”
  • 2nd Place – Lexie Jackson, Ph.D. student in prevention science, “Body Image, Eating Behaviors, and Diet Quality”

Both students won $500. Samantha represented WSU Vancouver in the WSU-wide 3 Minute Thesis Contest in Pullman on March 25, 2020.