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CONGRATULATION to WINNER of NUS 3MT Video Competition

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Dear Graduate Students, 

The NUS-3MT online video competition has come to the end. Thank you all for participating in this exciting event. 

We are here congratulating our 1st prize winner: Eeshan Kulkarni; 2nd prize winner: Mobasir Mohammad,3rd prize winner: Matthias Jose Caldez & Radhika Patnala and the People’s choice winner: Manikandan Balasundaran!!! AGAIN, CONGRATULATION!!!

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NUS 3MT Video Competition - LAST CALL

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 There is only ONE DAY left for the videos of NUS-3MT online video competition. The videos of NUS-3MT online video competition are up on our YouTube channel! REMEBER the video with the most number of likes will win the "People's Choice" Award for S$500! The closing date is 30th September.

Watch the videos now and vote for your favorite at:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist
http://www.nusgss.org/index.php

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NUS 3MT Video Competition - Up on YouTube now!

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Dear Graduate Students,

The videos of NUS-3MT online video competition are up on our YouTube channel! You can view all participants' video and vote for him/her by clicking on "like". The video with most number of likes will win the "People's Choice" Award for S$500! (Click on "Watch on Youtube" to like the video.)

The closing date is 30th September.

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Rules:

A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted. No slide transitions, animations or 'movement' of many description are allowed. The slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration.

No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted.

No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted.

Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.

Presentations are to be spoken word (eg. no poems, raps or songs).

Presentations are to commence from the stage.

Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through either movement or speech.

The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.

Judging Criteria

The judging panel will consist of esteemed professors from NUS and senior research students from NUS Graduate Students’ Society who will judge your video based on the following criteria:

Comprehension & Content:

Did the presentation provide an understanding of the background to the research question being addressed and its significance?

Did the presentation clearly describe the key results of the research including conclusions and outcomes?

Did the presentation follow a clear and logical sequence?

Was the thesis topic, key results and research significance and outcomes communicated in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience?

Did the speaker avoid scientific jargon, explain terminology and provide adequate background information to illustrate points?

Did the presenter spend adequate time on each element of their presentation - or did they elaborate for too long on one aspect or was the presentation rushed?

Engagement and communication:

Did the oration make the audience want to know more?

Was the presenter careful not to trivialise or generalise their research?

Did the presenter convey enthusiasm for their research?

Did the presenter capture and maintain their audience's attention?

Did the speaker have sufficient stage presence, eye contact and vocal range; maintain a steady pace, and have a confident stance?

Did the PowerPoint slide enhance the presentation - was it clear, legible, and concise?

Prizes:

First Prize: S$1000

First runner-up: S$800

Second runner-up: $500

People’s Choice (Most public likes on our YouTube channel): $500

For more information and to watch previous winning videos, do visit the official 3MT website: http://threeminutethesis.org.

Videos from previous years' winners can be found HERE.

 

NUS 3MT Video Competition - Deadline Extended to 4th September!

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Dear Graduate Students,

Do you have the ability to showcase your research to a general audience in three minutes? Then the NUS Three Minute Thesis (NUS 3MT) Competition is the competition for you!

The NUS 3MT competition is proudly organized by the NUS Graduate Students’ Society to select the best candidate to represent NUS at the Universitas 21 (U21) 3MT Final.

The 3MT Competition was first developed by the University of Queensland, with the intention to cultivate graduate students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The focus of this competition is to showcase one’s ability to explain their thesis research in a three-minute video, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. This year, eighteen U21 schools from countries worldwide will compete in the 3MT competition, and you could be the one representing NUS!

How to Participate:

You must be a PhD student who have passed your preliminary qualifying examination but have not graduated. Graduates are not eligible.

Register yourself HERE.

Upload your three-minute video to your dropbox or Google Drive and email the video link to our Director of Academic Affairs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline for video submission: 20 August 2015  4 September 2015

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Rules:

A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted. No slide transitions, animations or 'movement' of many description are allowed. The slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration.

No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted.

No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted.

Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.

Presentations are to be spoken word (eg. no poems, raps or songs).

Presentations are to commence from the stage.

Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through either movement or speech.

The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.

Judging Criteria

The judging panel will consist of esteemed professors from NUS and senior research students from NUS Graduate Students’ Society who will judge your video based on the following criteria:

Comprehension & Content:

Did the presentation provide an understanding of the background to the research question being addressed and its significance?

Did the presentation clearly describe the key results of the research including conclusions and outcomes?

Did the presentation follow a clear and logical sequence?

Was the thesis topic, key results and research significance and outcomes communicated in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience?

Did the speaker avoid scientific jargon, explain terminology and provide adequate background information to illustrate points?

Did the presenter spend adequate time on each element of their presentation - or did they elaborate for too long on one aspect or was the presentation rushed?

Engagement and communication:

Did the oration make the audience want to know more?

Was the presenter careful not to trivialise or generalise their research?

Did the presenter convey enthusiasm for their research?

Did the presenter capture and maintain their audience's attention?

Did the speaker have sufficient stage presence, eye contact and vocal range; maintain a steady pace, and have a confident stance?

Did the PowerPoint slide enhance the presentation - was it clear, legible, and concise?

Prizes:

First Prize: S$1000

First runner-up: S$800

Second runner-up: $500

People’s Choice (Most public likes on our YouTube channel): $500

For more information and to watch previous winning videos, do visit the official 3MT website: http://threeminutethesis.org.

Videos from previous years' winners can be found HERE.

 

NUS Euraxess Science Slam

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What is the most creative way that you can think of to get anyone and everyone interested in your research project? Come and take up the challenge at the NUS-Euraxess Science Slam! In this 10-minute presentation challenge, anything and everything goes! From live experiments to colourful props, you can use anything to share your research with your audience in an entertaining way!

The competition will be on 5 September 2015 at LT52 (Utown).

The winner of this competition will represent Singapore in the Euraxess Science Slam ASEAN 2015 in Hanoi this October. Your flight and accommodation expenses will be fully covered. Winners of the Euraxess Science Slam ASEAN 2015 will be awarded a round trip to Europe where he or she will attend a scientific meeting along with the winners of the other Euraxess Science Slams held in US, Japan, India, China and Brazil.

More details can be found at the official event site: https://scienceslamasean2015.splashthat.com/

Register HERE now!

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Eligibility

· This competition is open to participants from all scientifc disciplines and all nationalities.

· You must be a PhD candidate or hold a PhD degree (post-docs and professors can take part too).

· You must be a student or staff of the National University of Singapore

Judging Criteria

Our panel of judges consisting of esteemed NUS professors, the ASEAN Euraxess representative and exco members from the NUS Graduate Students’ Society will be judging your presentation based on the following:

· Accessibility:

Is it easy to understand the slam even for non-experts?

· Conceptualization:

Does the slam have a clear structure? Is it timed well?

· Presentation Style:

Is the slammer engaging / entertaining?

· Originality: 

How original is the slam and the tools that are being used?


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