3-Minute Thesis champions

Three-Minute Thesis Competition Award Presentation winners Lesha Rouse and Kimberly Delgado

Three-Minute Thesis Competition Award Presentation winners Lesha Rouse and Kimberly Delgado on Nov. 18, 2021.

The College of Nursing won the Department Cup for ECU’s 3-Minute Thesis competition. This award is presented to the department whose students’ submissions score the highest. Nursing PhD student Lesha Rouse (center, left), was declared the Grand Champion of the competition and nursing PhD student Kimberly Delgado (center, right), also participated in the competition, helping to secure the Department Cup for the College of Nursing. Dr. Paul Gemperline, Dean of the ECU Graduate School and Dr. Katherine Cox, Associate Dean of the ECU Graduate School presented the awards on Nov. 18. 2021. Click here¬†for the competition brochure and the abstracts.

About the 3-Minute Thesis Competition

The Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) is a research communication competition that challenges masters and doctoral students to present a compelling oration on their research endeavors in just three minutes to a non-specialist audience. The first 3MT was held at the University of Queensland in 2008 with 160 graduate students competing. Enthusiasm for the 3MT concept has grown and its widespread implementation by universities has led to the development of an international competition. Today, the 3MT competition has grown to over 600 universities across more than 65 countries worldwide. East Carolina University (ECU) hosted its sixth annual 3MT event on November 16, 2021.