Upcoming Events

  • Office of Graduate Inclusion (OGI) Open Forum & OGI Advisory Committee Meeting

    Friday, March 27, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    River Room I, 103A IMU

    Join us for discuss topics that are important to you and your fellow OGI students. The OGI Advisory Committee will also be there to share their vision and discuss future plans.

  • Careers outside the academy

    Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 8:15am to 12:30pm
    Iowa Memorial Union

    March 28, 2015 from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    Iowa Memorial Union

    Please join University of Iowa students and community panelists for a mini-conference on careers outside the academy.

    Hear from two keynote speakers Susan Wood (STEM) and Andrew Epstein (humanities and social sciences), who have parlayed their graduate educations into impactful careers outside of the academy.

    Three sessions on career exploration will feature guest panelists who will describe their journeys from graduate school to careers outside the academy. The sessions' Q&A format will allow panelists to share practical advice and innovative thinking about how to prepare for and pursue careers outside the academy.

    Schedule:

    Registration and Refreshments:
    8:15 a.m. - 8:35 a.m.

    Keynote Addresses 8:40-9:00
    Q+A with Keynote Speakers: 9:00-9:30
    Career Exploration Session One: 9:45-10:25
    Career Exploration Session Two: 10:30-11:10
    Career Exploration Session Three: 11:15-11:55
    Career Skills: 12:00-12:30

    Registration:

    Please register at bit.ly/IowaCOA2015

    Questions?

    Please contact grad-success@uiowa.edu.

    Keynote Speakers

    STEM Keynote Susan Wood, PhD
    CEO at VIDA Diagnostics

    Susan Wood has 15 years of experience championing innovative clinical solutions to the marketplace, from concept to revenue. Dr. Wood received her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, School of Hygiene and Public Health, and spent time working at the University of Pennsylvania learning the use of advanced imaging technologies to study the lung. As part of her Ph.D. work, she pioneered the use of high speed volumetric x-ray computed tomographic imaging to evaluate airway structure and function, using 3-dimensional image analysis methods to quantify the lumen and airway wall of the pulmonary bronchial tree. She is considered an international thought leader in the area of computer-aided detection and diagnosis.

    Susan Wood photo

    Humanities and Social Sciences Keynote Andrew Epstein, PhD
    Independent research consultant

    Andrew Epstein specializes in the development, monitoring, and evaluation of policies and projects serving children and youth in humanitarian emergencies and conflict-affected communities. Dr. Epstein earned his Ph.D. in 2012 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in International and Comparative Education and Cultural Anthropology. He is a Visiting Professor of Education at Grinnell College and a 15 year veteran of public schooling in the U.S. as an alternative high school principal and English and Social Studies teacher. Dr. Epstein's recent clients include UNICEF, Save the Children-US, Education Development Center, Management Systems International, and USAID.

    Andrew Epstein photo
    Additional Panelists
    Ryan Amelon

    Ryan Amelon, Director of Research and Development, IDx, LLC
    Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Iowa (2012)

    IDx is at work on a series of products that can capture data from high-resolution images of the retina, and use this information to automate detection of diabetic retinopathy, risks of cardiovascular disease, and infections. As the Director of Research and Development, Ryan creates software to improve existing algorithms, translate prototypes into products, and is involved in project management.

    Mark Darrah

    Mark Darrah, CEO/President, Athena GTX
    Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Iowa State University (1982)

    Mark leads the company to reflect the Athena GTX® team’s fundamental organization, personnel, beliefs and products, i.e. “Innovation with Attitude”. He is primarily focused on R&D and business development activities with a diverse group of both commercial and SOF customers and was the concept developer on WiMed™ and WiCap™ as well as most of the past and current programs at Athena GTX®. Dr Darrah worked for the military as a civilian contractor for ten years including six years in black programs, and another six years for life support companies, before developing the company business plan and implementing it to start Athena GTX®.

    Mike Demand

    Mike Demand, Vice President for Health Care and Management at Wellmark
    PhD Medical Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    As Vice President Mike leads many of the company’s programs. He has experience leading care management, health care analytics and program management teams. Prior to joining Wellmark, he served as Vice President, Care Management for Bravo Health, and on the leadership team of Pfizer Health Solutions and Veridign Health Solutions. He also served as a director in the Health Services division at Independence Blue Cross. As a graduate student, Mike believed that what he was learning could be applied in a business setting and that an organization - other than a university - would be willing to employ him. It turned out to be true.

    Matt Drabek, Content Specialist at ACT
    Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Iowa (2012)

    Matt specializes in designing assessments and doing research on assessment constructs in postsecondary education and the workforce. He’s particularly interested in the role played by critical thinking and related cross-cutting capabilities as important markers for college and career readiness, and their importance throughout a person’s life. His first book, Classify and Label: The Unintended Marginalization of Social Groups, a study of how people are affected by classification, was published by Lexington Books in 2014.

    Paul Dymerski

    Paul Dymerski, PhD Chemistry, New Ventures Associate Director at U Iowa OVPRED

    Dr. Dymerski joined the University of Iowa in 2011 focusing on IP discovery and new venture creation. This program guides university faculty and staff inventors through the commercialization, licensing, and new venture process. The program vetted and initiated 30 new ventures based on university IP in its first 3 years.

    Before coming to Iowa, Dr. Dymerski was a career entrepreneur, founding 10+ high tech ventures in diverse areas from environmental and pharmaceutical testing, to bioinformatics and protein research. He was also an Executive Mentor at The Ohio State University for 5 years, and led a team of 20 other mentors. These volunteers participated in the Fisher Business School entrepreneurial classes join 6-8 student teams each year. At least two new ventures led by these student founders based on research from the university, Battle Research Institute, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

    Deirdre Egan

    Deirdre Egan, Assistant Director University of Iowa Writing Center
    Ph.D., Department of Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies

    Deirdre manages the day to day operations of the University of Iowa Writing Center and gives feedback on work sent to us through our online system. She was born and raised in Ireland and has an eclectic but occasionally useful background in the health sciences, political science and feminist theory. When she is not at the Writing Center, she studies the bizarre behaviors of American teenagers and is informed, by the four who live in her house, about their peculiar belief systems. She also writes (slowly), teaches (once in a while) and reads whenever she can.

    Nicole Forsythe, Chief Agility Officer, HowFactory | Digital Services Librarian, Kirkwood Community College
    MLIS, GSLIS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2010)

    In addition to being a Librarian on the Faculty at Kirkwood, Nicole serves as the Chief Agility Officer for HowFactory, a startup software company that makes knowledge management software. In both roles, Nicole strives to take research and apply it to how people learn and work. Nicole was also embedded in the first-ever Iowa Startup Accelerator class in 2014, serving as the ISA’s Scrum Master. She will speak to the dynamic opportunities outside the academy and on living and working in both an academic and non-academic setting.

    Lauren Haldeman

    Lauren Haldeman, Web Developer, Web Designer, and Editor, Writing University, University of Iowa
    MFA, Iowa Writers’ Workshop, University of Iowa

    Lauren is the author of the poetry collection Calenday (Rescue Press, 2014). She has been a finalist for the Walt Whitman Award and the Colorado Prize for Poetry. She’s also a mom and makes paintings.

    Danielle Jannusch

    Danielle Jannusch, PhD Geoscience
    Science Teacher at John F. Kennedy High School

    After spending several years in the research field as an invertebrate paleontologist and teaching and developing curricula for various traditional and online universities, Danielle realized that her true calling was to play a even greater role in the educational system and help mold the next generations of scientific and innovative minds. Through the Regents Alternative Pathway to Iowa Licensure (RAPIL), a pioneering Regents’ collaborative that brings professionals with a love of teaching into the classroom, Danielle received her Iowa Teaching License, with certifications in secondary sciences and mathematics.

    Lisa Kelly

    Lisa Kelly, Associate Director, Center for Teaching, ITS Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology
    MFA, Theatre Pedagogy, Virginia Commonwealth University (2009)

    Lisa creates and implements professional development in teaching and learning programming for graduate students, post-docs, and faculty at University of Iowa. She facilitates TA training and orientation, delivers departmental workshops and university-wide workshops, conducts classroom observations, and consults with faculty and graduate students about teaching. She also develops and facilitates TILE programs and pedagogy and assists with the Large Lecture Transformation project.

    Lynne Nugent

    Lynne Nugent, Managing Editor, The Iowa Review
    MFA, Nonfiction Writing; Ph.D., English Literature, University of Iowa

    Lynne has been managing editor of The Iowa Review since 2003. Her essays have appeared in the North American Review, Brevity, the Modern Love column of the New York Times, the anthology Moving On: Essays in the Aftermath of Leaving Academia, and Full Grown People.

    Sean O'Harrow, PhD Art History, Director U Iowa Museum of ArtSean O’Harrow, Director, University of Iowa Museum of Art

    PhD, Art History, University of Cambridge (1997)

    Sean is currently director at UIMA, one of the top university art museums in the United States with over 14000 works of art. He formerly was Executive director of the Figge Art Museum in Davenport and an Official Fellow of St. Catherine’s College in Cambridge. In the private sector, Sean has also worked as an executive in investment banking and COO of an international financial consulting and software firm in London.

    Kirk T. Phillips

    Kirk T. Phillips, Senior Health Research Scientist, Strategic Analytics, UnityPoint Health
    Ph.D., Health Informatics and Epidemiology, University of Iowa (2005)

    Kirk is a senior health research scientist, responsible for improving patient care through the design and implementation of research for population health, quality and outcomes of service with this large health system of hospitals, clinics, and home health providers. As a faculty member with the Graduate College and the department of Epidemiology (College of Public Health), he teaches coursework in Public Health Informatics.

    Kelly Richardson

    Kelly Richardson, Data Analyst, Department of Veterans Affairs
    Ph.D., Sociology, University of Iowa (2007)

    Kelly specialized in statistics and research methods as well as criminology. She currently works as a research scientist at the VA where she analyzes patient medical records in an effort to improve health care practices and outcomes. Kelly also teaches criminology in the department of sociology on an adjunct basis.

    Trina Roberts

    Trina Roberts, Associate Director, University of Iowa Museum of Natural History
    Ph.D., Committee on Evolutionary Biology, University of Chicago (2005)

    As associate director of the UI Museum of Natural History, Trina oversees the museum’s operations, including research collections, education programs, public exhibits, and other projects, as well as being responsible for budgeting and human resources. As a biologist, she uses genetic and geographic data to study how geography affects evolution.

    Blake Rupe

    Blake Rupe, Founder and Director at Midwest Marine Debris Alliance | Founder and President Re-App, Inc.
    Master of Arts (M.A.), International Marine Conservation and Policy

    Since completing her MA in 2014, Blake has been actively involved in the local start-up community where she translates her passion for marine conservation to grass-roots environmental improvement efforts. This led first to Re-APP, a mobile application that enables users to measure and track their individual recycling efforts over time, as well as to set and accomplish personal goals, compete against friends and peers, and visualize their impacts on our world.

    She also founded the Midwest Marine Debris Alliance. Much of the debris generated in the Midwest ends up in the Mississippi River, and its impacts can cross jurisdictional lines. MMDA brings together stakeholders and experts representing federal, state, regional, tribal, and not-for-profit organizations within the Midwest to collaborate on a regional scale and increase the effectiveness of tackling this issue.

  • 17th Annual Jakobsen Graduate Conference

    Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 12:00pm
    Iowa Memorial Union

    The James F. Jakobsen Graduate Conference was established in 1998 (known at that time as the Jakobsen Forum) and is an event unique to the University of Iowa. Through the generous contributions from the Jakobsen family, the Graduate College, and local businesses, the Graduate Student Senate is proud to bring you a local venue in which to present and view research and graduate work.

    The Jakobsen Graduate Conference is an annual conference for University of Iowa graduate students, organized by fellow graduate students. Held each spring semester, the Jakobsen Conference provides a well-attended, public forum for oral and poster presentations.

    Each year, the Jakobsen Conference has seen increases in participation and attendance, and we anticipate the same trend for the future.is organized annually by the University of Iowa Graduate Student Senate.

    Students, staff, faculty, and members of the public are invited to attend this event.

  • Writing Productivity

    Monday, March 30, 2015 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
    2520D University Capitol Centre (UCC)

    Looking for tips to become a more productive writer?

    Attend this free workshop to learn to:
    • Design a writing plan
    • Overcome writer’s block
    • Minimize distraction
    • Monitor your progress
    • Maximize your writing productivity

    Presented by: Susan Johnson, MD/MS

    Register by Friday, March 27, 2015 – http://tiny.cc/writingproductivity2015

  • Grant Writing for the Humanities and Social Sciences

    Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
    2520D University Capitol Centre

    The ability to write successful grant applications is a valuable skill for graduate students to develop and hone throughout their careers. These workshops are designed to offer a brief, but informative introduction for students who are unfamiliar with grant writing and the application process. This presentation will include the basics of thinking about and writing a grant proposal.

    Topics will include: understanding a funder's guidelines, researching a funder's mission and agenda, and more!

    Presented by: Jennifer Teitle, PhD and Alex Schott, PhD.

    Register by Wednesday, April 1 - http://tiny.cc/grantWriting-H-SS-2015

  • Office of Graduate Inclusion (OGI) Open Forum

    Friday, April 3, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    River Room I, 103A IMU

    Bring your lunch and join us to share discussion on topics that are important to you and your fellow OGI students.

  • Going Up? Effective Elevator Pitches

    Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 10:45am to 12:00pm
    Art Building West Auditorium (Room 240)

    TED Speaker Melissa Marshall

    Sometimes you only have a couple of minutes to get your message across, and that “elevator pitch” can often make the difference between success and stagnation. This fun workshop will teach your team how to create a clear and convincing summary of their work so that it’s compelling for any audience. Video examples of effective elevator pitches will be shown and analyzed. Participants will create, practice, and receive peer feedback on their own pitches during the workshop.Melissa Marshall

    Target audience: Graduate students and Postdocs
    INDIVIDUALS MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND

    Melissa Marshall is a crusader against bullet points and an evangelist for effective slide design. She is passionate about helping scientists and engineers give outstanding presentations because science not communicated is science not done. The future health, happiness, and safety of our world depends on the innovations of scientists and engineers and she wants to help them tell the story of their work.

    Marshall is a Senior Lecturer in the Communication Arts & Sciences Program at Penn State University. She is also Director of the Penn State Engineering Ambassador Program.

    This event is co-sponsored by the Graduate College, College of Public Health, and Office of Research and Economic Development.

  • 3MT Competition Qualifying Round—Biological and Life Sciences & Applied Health Sciences

    Monday, April 13, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
    College of Public Health, CPHB N120
    3MT

    In collaboration with the OVPRED, UI Speaking Center, and Graduate Student Senate, the Graduate College presents The University of Iowa’s inaugural Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition April 13-18, 2015.

    Qualifying round competitions are divided by discipline. Click here to see which discipline your department is in.

    Qualifying rounds will be held for:

    • Biological and Life Sciences & Applied Health Sciences (April 13)
    • Humanities (April 14)
    • Social Sciences (April 15)
    • Education (April 16)
    • Physical Sciences & Engineering (April 17)

    The final competition will be held on April 18 at 5:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of Art Building West (ABW 240).

    3MT Overview

    The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic competition developed by The University of Queensland, Australia. In this competition students share their dissertation research to a general audience in an oral presentation lasting at most… three minutes. Begun in 2008, the competition has grown to include more than 125 universities worldwide, including 45 in the United States.

    Click here to visit the U Iowa 3MT main information page.

    How to enter the competition

    Registration Deadline: Friday, April 10.

    Registration Link: (for use by nominating faculty): bit.ly/Iowa3MT2015

    Students: To compete, you must apply within your department. Talk to your faculty advisor or director of graduate studies for more information. Only one student per department/prgram is allowed to compete in the qualifying round.

    Departments: Once you have selected the student who will represent your department, please submit the information here.

    Preparing for the competition

    Students:

    • To download the student 3MT handbook, including information on the competition, rules, preparation tips, resources, and links to 3MT winners at other institutions, click here.
    • The University of Iowa Department of Rhetoric is conducting workshops to help you prepare a 3MT presentation. Click here for information on the workshop for Biological & Life Sciences and Applied Health Sciences.
    Departments:
    • Clikck here to download a packet with best practice suggestions plus rules, regulations, and rubrics

    Why 3MT?

    The 3MT competition at Iowa is part of the Graduate College’s career and professional development effort. The ability to clearly and concisely articulate complex research to non-specialist audiences is a vital skill for both academic and non-academic careers. Graduate students who choose to participate in the 3MT competition will develop communication skills and have the chance to compete for prizes.

    Resources:

  • 3MT Competition Qualifying Round—Humanities

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
    Art Building West Auditorium, ABW 240
    3MT

    In collaboration with the OVPRED, UI Speaking Center, and Graduate Student Senate, the Graduate College presents The University of Iowa’s inaugural Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition April 13-18, 2015.

    Qualifying round competitions are divided by discipline. Click here to see which discipline your department is in.

    Qualifying rounds will be held for:

    • Biological and Life Sciences & Applied Health Sciences (April 13)
    • Humanities (April 14)
    • Social Sciences (April 15)
    • Education (April 16)
    • Physical Sciences & Engineering (April 17)

    The final competition will be held on April 18 at 5:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of Art Building West (ABW 240).

    3MT Overview

    The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic competition developed by The University of Queensland, Australia. In this competition students share their dissertation research to a general audience in an oral presentation lasting at most… three minutes. Begun in 2008, the competition has grown to include more than 125 universities worldwide, including 45 in the United States.

    Click here to visit the U Iowa 3MT main information page.

    How to enter the competition

    Registration Deadline: Friday, April 10.

    Registration Link: (for use by nominating faculty): bit.ly/Iowa3MT2015

    Students: To compete, you must apply within your department. Talk to your faculty advisor or director of graduate studies for more information. Only one student per department/prgram is allowed to compete in the qualifying round.

    Departments: Once you have selected the student who will represent your department, please submit the information here.

    Preparing for the competition

    Students:

    • To download the student 3MT handbook, including information on the competition, rules, preparation tips, resources, and links to 3MT winners at other institutions, click here.
    • The University of Iowa Department of Rhetoric is conducting workshops to help students prepare their 3MT presentations. Click here for information on the workshop for the Humanities.
    Departments:
    • Clikck here to download a packet with best practice suggestions plus rules, regulations, and rubrics

    Why 3MT?

    The 3MT competition at Iowa is part of the Graduate College’s career and professional development effort. The ability to clearly and concisely articulate complex research to non-specialist audiences is a vital skill for both academic and non-academic careers. Graduate students who choose to participate in the 3MT competition will develop communication skills and have the chance to compete for prizes.

    Resources:

  • 3MT Competition Qualifying Round—Social Sciences

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
    Art Building West Auditorium, ABW 240
    3MT

    In collaboration with the OVPRED, UI Speaking Center, and Graduate Student Senate, the Graduate College presents The University of Iowa’s inaugural Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition April 13-18, 2015.

    Qualifying round competitions are divided by discipline. Click here to see which discipline your department is in.

    Qualifying rounds will be held for:

    • Biological and Life Sciences & Applied Health Sciences (April 13)
    • Humanities (April 14)
    • Social Sciences (April 15)
    • Education (April 16)
    • Physical Sciences & Engineering (April 17)

    The final competition will be held on April 18 at 5:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of Art Building West (ABW 240).

    3MT Overview

    The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic competition developed by The University of Queensland, Australia. In this competition students share their dissertation research to a general audience in an oral presentation lasting at most… three minutes. Begun in 2008, the competition has grown to include more than 125 universities worldwide, including 45 in the United States.

    Click here to visit the U Iowa 3MT main information page.

    How to enter the competition

    Registration Deadline: Friday, April 10.

    Registration Link: (for use by nominating faculty): bit.ly/Iowa3MT2015

    Students: To compete, you must apply within your department. Talk to your faculty advisor or director of graduate studies for more information. Only one student per department/prgram is allowed to compete in the qualifying round.

    Departments: Once you have selected the student who will represent your department, please submit the information here.

    Preparing for the competition

    Students:

    • To download the student 3MT handbook, including information on the competition, rules, preparation tips, resources, and links to 3MT winners at other institutions, click here.
    • The University of Iowa Department of Rhetoric is conducting workshops to help students prepare their 3MT presentations. Click here for information on the workshop for the Social Sciences.
    Departments:
    • Clikck here to download a packet with best practice suggestions plus rules, regulations, and rubrics

    Why 3MT?

    The 3MT competition at Iowa is part of the Graduate College’s career and professional development effort. The ability to clearly and concisely articulate complex research to non-specialist audiences is a vital skill for both academic and non-academic careers. Graduate students who choose to participate in the 3MT competition will develop communication skills and have the chance to compete for prizes.

    Resources:

  • 3MT Competition Qualifying Round—Education

    Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
    Art Building West Auditorium, ABW 240
    3MT

    In collaboration with the OVPRED, UI Speaking Center, and Graduate Student Senate, the Graduate College presents The University of Iowa’s inaugural Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition April 13-18, 2015.

    Qualifying round competitions are divided by discipline. Click here to see which discipline your department is in.

    Qualifying rounds will be held for:

    • Biological and Life Sciences & Applied Health Sciences (April 13)
    • Humanities (April 14)
    • Social Sciences (April 15)
    • Education (April 16)
    • Physical Sciences & Engineering (April 17)

    The final competition will be held on April 18 at 5:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of Art Building West (ABW 240).

    3MT Overview

    The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic competition developed by The University of Queensland, Australia. In this competition students share their dissertation research to a general audience in an oral presentation lasting at most… three minutes. Begun in 2008, the competition has grown to include more than 125 universities worldwide, including 45 in the United States.

    Click here to visit the U Iowa 3MT main information page.

    How to enter the competition

    Registration Deadline: Friday, April 10.

    Registration Link: (for use by nominating faculty): bit.ly/Iowa3MT2015

    Students: To compete, you must apply within your department. Talk to your faculty advisor or director of graduate studies for more information. Only one student per department/prgram is allowed to compete in the qualifying round.

    Departments: Once you have selected the student who will represent your department, please submit the information here.

    Preparing for the competition

    Students:

    • To download the student 3MT handbook, including information on the competition, rules, preparation tips, resources, and links to 3MT winners at other institutions, click here.
    • The University of Iowa Department of Rhetoric is conducting workshops to help students prepare their 3MT presentations. Click here for information on the workshop for Education.
    Departments:
    • Clikck here to download a packet with best practice suggestions plus rules, regulations, and rubrics

    Why 3MT?

    The 3MT competition at Iowa is part of the Graduate College’s career and professional development effort. The ability to clearly and concisely articulate complex research to non-specialist audiences is a vital skill for both academic and non-academic careers. Graduate students who choose to participate in the 3MT competition will develop communication skills and have the chance to compete for prizes.

    Resources:

  • 3MT Competition Qualifying Round—Physical Sciences and Engineering

    Friday, April 17, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
    College of Public Health, CPHB N120
    3MT

    In collaboration with the OVPRED, UI Speaking Center, and Graduate Student Senate, the Graduate College presents The University of Iowa’s inaugural Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition April 13-18, 2015.

    Qualifying round competitions are divided by discipline. Click here to see which discipline your department is in.

    Qualifying rounds will be held for:

    • Biological and Life Sciences & Applied Health Sciences (April 13)
    • Humanities (April 14)
    • Social Sciences (April 15)
    • Education (April 16)
    • Physical Sciences & Engineering (April 17)

    The final competition will be held on April 18 at 5:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of Art Building West (ABW 240).

    3MT Overview

    The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic competition developed by The University of Queensland, Australia. In this competition students share their dissertation research to a general audience in an oral presentation lasting at most… three minutes. Begun in 2008, the competition has grown to include more than 125 universities worldwide, including 45 in the United States.

    Click here to visit the U Iowa 3MT main information page.

    How to enter the competition

    Registration Deadline: Friday, April 10.

    Registration Link: (for use by nominating faculty): bit.ly/Iowa3MT2015

    Students: To compete, you must apply within your department. Talk to your faculty advisor or director of graduate studies for more information. Only one student per department/prgram is allowed to compete in the qualifying round.

    Departments: Once you have selected the student who will represent your department, please submit the information here.

    Preparing for the competition

    Students:

    • To download the student 3MT handbook, including information on the competition, rules, preparation tips, resources, and links to 3MT winners at other institutions, click here.
    • The University of Iowa Department of Rhetoric is conducting workshops to help you prepare a 3MT presentation. Click here for information on the workshop for Engineering and Physical Sciences..
    Departments:
    • Clikck here to download a packet with best practice suggestions plus rules, regulations, and rubrics

    Why 3MT?

    The 3MT competition at Iowa is part of the Graduate College’s career and professional development effort. The ability to clearly and concisely articulate complex research to non-specialist audiences is a vital skill for both academic and non-academic careers. Graduate students who choose to participate in the 3MT competition will develop communication skills and have the chance to compete for prizes.

    Resources:

  • 3MT Competition Final Round

    Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
    Art Building West Auditorium, ABW 240
    3MT

    In collaboration with the OVPRED, UI Speaking Center, and Graduate Student Senate, the Graduate College presents The University of Iowa’s inaugural Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

    Registration Deadline: April 10

    Qualifying Rounds: April 13-17, 2015.

    Final Round: April 18, 2015.

    What is 3MT?

    The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic competition developed by The University of Queensland, Australia. In this competition students share their dissertation research to a general audience in an oral presentation lasting at most… three minutes. Begun in 2008, the competition has grown to include more than 125 universities worldwide, including 45 in the United States.

    In the Final Round, 12 top place winners from the week of Qualifying Rounds will compete to become University of Iowa champion.

    Why Attend?

    • Hear some of the best Iowa students discussing their work, its significance to their field and its relevance to us
    • Cast your vote for the prestigeous People's Choice award
    • Support your students, classmates, and friends in this exciting competition
    • Finalists come from all discimplinary areas so you'll hear presentations from many fields in the sciences and humanties
    • Learn about the breadth of exceptional research in all disciplines that takes place at U Iowa

    Interested in learning more or competing in 3MT?

    Visit our Iowa 3MT homepage here for more information.

    Check the Graduate College calendar here for dates and other information on the qualifying rounds.

    Why 3MT?

    The 3MT competition at Iowa is part of the Graduate College’s career and professional development effort. The ability to clearly and concisely articulate complex research to non-specialist audiences is a vital skill for both academic and non-academic careers. Graduate students who choose to participate in the 3MT competition will develop communication skills and have the chance to compete for prizes.

    Calendar and Schedule

    DATETIMEEVENTLOCATION
    April 105:00 p.m.Departments submit contestant names: one contestant per departmenthttp://bit.ly/Iowa3MT2015
    April 135:00-7:00 p.m.Qualifying Round—Biological and Life Sciences & Applied Health Sciences College of Public Health CPHB N120
    April 145:00-7:00 p.m.Qualifying Round—Humanities Art Building West ABW 240
    April 155:00-7:00 p.m.Qualifying Round—Social Science Art Building West ABW 240
    April 165:00-7:00 p.m.Qualifying Round—Education Art Building West ABW 240
    April 175:00-7:00 p.m.Qualifying Round—Physical Science & Engineering College of Public Health CPHB N120
    April 185:00-7:00 p.m.Final Round Competition Art Building West ABW 240

    Find your department’s disciplinary area at: http://www.grad.uiowa.edu/programs/by-discipline

  • Office of Graduate Inclusion (OGI) Open Forum

    Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    River Room I, 103A IMU

    Bring your lunch and join us for a discussion of topics that are important to you and to other OGI students.

  • Grant Writing for the Physical & Biomedical Sciences

    Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    1289 CBRB

    The ability to write successful grant applications is a valuable skill for graduate students to develop and hone throughout their careers. These workshops are designed to offer a brief, but informative introduction for students who are unfamiliar with grant writing and the application process. This presentation will include the basics of thinking about and writing a grant proposal.

    Topics will include: understanding a funder's guidelines, researching a funder's mission and agenda, and more!

    Presented by: Jennifer Teitle, PhD and Elizabeth Savelkoul, PhD.


    Register by Wednesday, April 22 -http://tiny.cc/GrantWriting-Sci-2015

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