Three Minute Thesis:


For this year’s SDSU Student Symposium, we will be holding a “three-minute thesis” competition that will provide an opportunity for SDSU graduate students to showcase their research, scholarship, or other creative work on Saturday, March 2nd from 9 AM to 10 AM in Montezuma Theater at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.  

During the competition, graduate students will be judged by a panel based on their ability to successfully engage a non-specialist audience while communicating key details about their research, scholarship, or other creative work in three minutes or less with just a single PowerPoint slide.

The top two presenters will receive a monetary prize (First Prize $500; Second Prize $250) and will compete in the CSU Grad Slam Competition (virtual) hosted by California State University Long Beach. If you are a graduate student and would like to present at the three-minute thesis competition, please complete the signup form HERE. This opportunity will be open to the first 10 graduate students who sign up on a first-come, first-serve basis.