The Graduate School of Arts and Science will host the final round of the “Threesis Academic Challenge” on Saturday, April 16.
New York University’s Graduate School of Arts and Science will host the final round of the “Threesis Academic Challenge” on Saturday, April 16, 4 p.m. at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life, Eisner and Lubin Auditorium, Room 401 [4th Floor] (60 Washington Square South at LaGuardia Place).
This academic competition, now in its sixth year, combines performance acumen with scholarly insights in a two-round tournament in which the audience selects one of the winners. In it, master’s students in NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) present their thesis or final project to a panel of judges in layperson’s language in three minutes or fewer—and using only a single slide.
Previous presentations have included: “So, You Fell in Love with a Machine...What Could Possibly Go Wrong?”; “Geocensorship: The Impact of Censorship on Geography of Literature”; “Intimate Strangers: Practices of Syrian Refugees in Beirut”; “Left Speechless: Utilizing Neuro-Imaging in Determining Moral Responsibility for Disorders of Consciousness”; “Motivations and Learning Experiences: Studies on Chinese Visitors in New York Art Museums”; and “Beyond Soccer: FIFA World Cup Qualification and Incumbent Electoral Success.”
Competitors are judged on the following: how well they grasp the subject of their research, their ability to discuss the topic with non-experts, and presentation skills. Students compete for prizes totaling $3,000: the first-place ($1,000), second-place ($750), and third-place ($500) “three-minute” winners are selected by GSAS deans; one presenter ($750) is chosen by the audience. Throughout the competition, students learn to organize ideas and persuasively speak about them in a frenzied yet academic atmosphere.
The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP or for more information, call 212.998.3710, email email@example.com, or visit the event's website. Reporters wishing to attend the event must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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