The Graduate School of Arts and Science announces the second annual GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge!
Qualifying rounds take place March 30, 2012 and finalists compete on March 31, 2012.
The Threesis Challenge is an academic competition where GSAS master's students present the work of their thesis/final project (e.g., creative project, science experiment and/or research paper) to a panel of three faculty judges in accessible language that a non-expert can understand in three minutes or less. 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 grand prize of a $1,000 and other prizes while learning to organize ideas and speak about them persuasively in a fun academic atmosphere. This competition is adopted from the Three Minute Thesis Challenge currently taking place in Australia and New Zealand. The Master's College is proud to bring this "American Idol" style academic competition to this hemisphere.
You can watch a video highlighting last year’s Threesis Academic Challenge for an inside view of how it works. Just click this link: http://gsas.nyu.edu/
Applications are available in the Draper office. Completed submissions are due to email@example.com by January 31, 2012.