WHAT IS THE GSAS THREESIS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE?
Threesis is a vehicle to showcase the academic excellence and important scholarly work of GSAS master’s students. Over the course of the spring semester, participants will develop the skills to effectively present their graduate level work (thesis, capstone, research, etc.) in three minutes to a non-specialized audience. Participants will then give their presentations over Zoom to a panel of judges. Top finalists can win cash prizes and have their presentations showcased on the GSAS Master’s College website.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER?
Anyone who is enrolled in a GSAS master’s program (including students with a thesis under submission) is eligible. Graduates of the current academic year are also eligible, in addition to students who were accepted to Threesis 2020, which was cancelled due to COVID-19.
- Application Launch: Jan 14
- Application Close: Feb 5
- Mentoring Workshops: Feb 22 - Mar 5
- *Optional Presenting on Zoom Workshops: Mar 8-12
- *Optional Communication Workshops: Mar 22-26
- Qualifying Rounds: Mar 29 - Apr 2
- Final Round: Apr 9
Applications are due by Friday, February 5, 2021. If you are selected to participate in Threesis, you will be invited to attend a mentoring workshop during which you will receive constructive feedback from a dynamic group of mentors including the talented subject librarians of Bobst, Threesis alumni who have succeeded through the Final Round, and members of the GSAS community. You must attend one of the mentoring workshops to advance to Qualifying Rounds.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE THREESIS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE? WHY SHOULD I COMPETE?
The Threesis is a unique opportunity to showcase your scholarly research as a master's student in GSAS. Previous participants, finalists, and winners have gone on to pursue PhD programs and job interviews with success. Threesis develops robust presentation skills, public speaking skills, and research skills that are applicable and valuable to doctoral research and professional endeavors alike.
Network and engage with academics and mentors within GSAS and throughout the University. Connect with fellow master's students from diverse departments and programs throughout the Graduate School. Showcase your graduate research, improve your presentation and public speaking skills, and develop a strong network that will support you for years to come.
GSAS awards prizes for the following:
- 1st Place - $1000
- 2nd Place - $750
- 3rd Place - $500
- 4th-6th Place - $250