3-Minute Thesis Contest

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

WSU Vancouver’s preliminary contest will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 1 in Engineering and Computer Science Building, room 105.Master’s students are welcome to participate, but are not eligible to advance to the WSU Pullman competition.

Vancouver's top two finishers will each receive $500. The overall winner will compete with the WSU finalists at 1 p.m. March 27 in the Veterinary Biomedical Research Building, Room 305. 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

To register for the competition, email Holly Davis at holly.davis@wsu.edu. Include your full name and presentation title. Registration is due 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19.

2024 Vancouver Awardees

First place: Ryan Wagner, Ph.D. student in biological sciences

Presentation: “Stopping Extinction: Tale of Two Frogs”

Second place: Julianna Hoza, Ph.D. student in biological sciences

Presentation: "Beavers build biodiversity in the climate crisis, but where do they build best?”

First place awardee Ryan Wagner and second place awardee Julianna Hoza

2024 System Awardee

Ryan Wagner took second place in the systemwide 3-Minute Thesis competition held in Pullman on March 27. Way to go!