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Dean Malcolm Semple on behalf of The Graduate School of Arts and Science cordially invites you to attend
the first annual GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge.

    Date: Saturday, April 9, 2011

    Time: Final Round begins at 4:00pm. Doors open at 3:30pm.

    Location: NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square, New York, NY 10012

    *A reception will follow in the NYU Skirball Center Lobby.

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Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Threesis Challenge is an academic competition for GSAS master's students. Students present the work of their thesis or final project (eg. creative project, science experiment or research paper) to a panel of judges in accessible language a non-expert can understand in three minutes or less. Competitors are judged on how well they grasp the subject of their research, their ability to discuss the topic to non-experts and presentation skills. Students compete for prizes totaling $2,500 while learning to organize ideas and speak about them persuasively in a fun, academic atmosphere. This competition is adopted from the Three Minute Thesis Challenge founded by the University of Queensland in Australia and currently taking place in Australia and New Zealand. The Master's College is proud to bring this "American Idol" style academic competition to this hemisphere.

NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square, New York, NY 10012

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