The School of Graduate Studies holds workshops and events for students throughout the academic year. Check our events calendar below regularly to learn more about upcoming events. These include new student orientations, social events, workshops, career development opportunities, and much more.
Three-Minute Thesis Competition
The Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) is a competition in which graduate students explain their research or scholarly/creative projects in jargon-free language to a general "lay" audience in three minutes with the help of only one static PowerPoint slide. It was started at the University of Queensland (Australia) and has since been adopted at universities worldwide.
Each April, the Graduate School hosts an annual Awards Ceremony honoring graduate students and graduate faculty who have demonstrated excellence in their academic work. Student awards include the Domer Research and the Zigli Research awards; recognition for outstanding thesis, teaching assistance, and service; and induction into the Cratis D. Williams Society. Faculty awards include the 100 Scholars Research Award, Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award, and induction into the Academy of Outstanding Mentors. The Wachovia Environmental Research Award may be given to a graduate student or faculty member.
Awardees in all categories will be sent information about the Awards Ceremony.