TerreWEB, an NSERC CREATE program established by UBC scientists to teach Masters and PhD (or graduate) students how to better communicate their global change research, recently offered a workshop to help graduate students prepare for the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.
3MT is a university wide competition that challenges grad students to present their research to a non-specialist audience in three minutes.
“The Scripting and Communication Basics workshop covered an introduction to communications with a focus on how to craft a simple message from a complex body of work, which helped the students in preparing for writing their 3MT scripts,” said Julie Wilson, TerreWEB’s Science Communication Research Coordinator.
TerreWEB also held a number of group practice sessions so students could present their 3MTs and receive constructive feedback from their peers.
Three students in the TerreWEB 3MT Heat made it to the 3MT semi-finals in March, including MSc Soil Science student Dru Yates. She won her semi-final round and advanced to the finals, held on March 14th. Yate’s presentation was entitled Assessing Soil Quality in Grassland Set-Asides.