Value / Importance of 3MT
The 3MT@EKU represents an exciting opportunity for graduate students and faculty. This is an excellent event to showcase on resumes and job applications. This event easily fits into Extra-Curricular or Professional Skills and highlights several skill sets of the student:
Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
3MT enables this skill through the development of a clear, concise, jargon-free three-minute presentation
Research Communication with a Non-Specialist Audience
The ability to communicate technical or specific details to a non-specialist audience is a key premise of the 3MT. The competition will feature a broad range of judges and observers.
Communicate Research (breadth and significance) in a Condensed Time Frame
In today’s fast paced world, the ability to succinctly and effectively summarize key ideas is a valuable skill. The 3MT gives participants the opportunity to do this in 180 seconds!
Expand Portfolio with Technology
If the pandemic has taught us anything, technology is a critical tool in communication and job performance. The 3MT will allow students to expand their professional network through a juried presentation that will provide more exposure to research and build their professional portfolio and resume.