Ten graduate students from a variety of master’s programs at the University of Charleston, South Carolina, will each offer a three-minute distillation of their research at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Room 205 of the Stern Student Center.
The event is being presented by the Graduate School Office.
The Three-Minute Thesis™ program, which originated at the University of Queensland, Australia, was adopted by staff at the University of Charleston, South Carolina, last year.
The presentations included in this year’s edition will run the gamut from a look at McCarthyism as portrayed in the British press to a system for evaluating the effectiveness of community-based management of the Crown-of-Thorns Seastar in Romblon, Philippines, to a look at historic monuments that can be considered “moving.”
According to Jon Hakkila, associate dean of the Graduate School, “By participating in the Three Minute Thesis™, graduate students are able to share their research projects with a non-specialized audience, practice communication skills and have a lot of fun in the process.”