10th Annual Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium is an annual event that showcases the research and scholarly work of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars across disciplines at Wayne State.

This day-long event features poster presentations from master's and Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars. Awards are given for poster presentations and Three-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT). 

Location: Student Center Ballroom, 2nd floor

2020 award winners
2020 agenda
2020 program

3MT presentations and judging

three minute thesis logoThree Minute Thesis (3MT) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland in 2008. Participants present a compelling oration of their thesis and its significance in three minutes or less. The competition challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience.

Nominees from Wayne State departments, schools and colleges will compete in the annual Graduate School competition during the Graduate and Postdoctoral Symposium on March 3, 2020. All those who participate at the university level will be granted the 3-Minute Thesis micro-credential. Prizes are awarded for People's Choice, first, second and third place winners.

Guidelines for the 2020 Three Minute Thesis 3MT Competition


2019 3MT Competition 1st Place Winner - Deena Damschroder


2019 3MT Competition 2nd Place & People's Choice Winner - Erin Perry