My Thesis in 180 Seconds (MT180) is a large international competition of scientific eloquence held in French. The United States is participating for the first time this year thanks to the Francophone Club at MIT and the Consulate General of France in Boston. The first competition round will be held on Saturday, May 13th at MIT, so sign up to participate before April 21st, 2017!

My Thesis in 180 Seconds allows people studying for their PhD to present their research in simple terms to a diverse audience of lay peoples. Each PhD candidate must give an presentation that is clear, concise, and convincing on their research in only three minutes using only one slide! You can find some examples here (in French), here (in French), and here (in English).

Who can participate?

All students studying for their PhD in an American university and who have passed their PhD admissions exams can participate, as well as any students who have recently received their PhD. It is sufficient to sign up for the competition online and to obtain authorization from your PhD supervisor to present your research. 

Where and when is the finale?

The national finals for the United States will be Saturday, May 13th at MIT. The jury will be comprised of professors, researchers, diplomats, cultural personalities from Boston, and an audience of about 300 French-speakers. 

Do I have to be bilingual and speak perfect French?

Absolutely not! The student prepare their presentation and have lots of time to repeat and perfect their presentation. Any student interested in the French language is therefore strongly encouraged to participate, and we hope to have candidates of all nationalities!

How does the competition take place?

After registering, the participant prepares their presentation. The only support that they are allowed to use is a single, static PowerPoint slide which does not use effects or transitions. The participant then must write an eloquent speech, capable of showing their passion for their research subject to the audience. The day of the finale, the student will have 180 seconds (not one second more) to present their exposé. The jury will give three prizes for the best presentations, and the public audience will have an equal vote for whose presentation they thought was the best. The participants chosen by the jury for the best presentations will will $1,000, $700, or $500 for first, second, and third place (respectively), and the participant chosen by the audience will win $500. 

For more details and to sign up, check out MT180's website HERE 

To attend the event and cheer up for the candidates, please click HERE

Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Participate in the 1st US edition of the international contest "My Thesis in 180 Seconds"!

When
May 13th, 2017
Where
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

My Thesis in 180 Seconds (MT180) is a large international competition of scientific eloquence held in French. The United States is participating for the first time this year thanks to the Francophone Club at MIT and the Consulate General of France in Boston. The first competition round will be held on Saturday, May 13th at MIT, so sign up to participate before April 21st, 2017!

My Thesis in 180 Seconds allows people studying for their PhD to present their research in simple terms to a diverse audience of lay peoples. Each PhD candidate must give an presentation that is clear, concise, and convincing on their research in only three minutes using only one slide! You can find some examples here (in French), here (in French), and here (in English).

Who can participate?

All students studying for their PhD in an American university and who have passed their PhD admissions exams can participate, as well as any students who have recently received their PhD. It is sufficient to sign up for the competition online and to obtain authorization from your PhD supervisor to present your research. 

Where and when is the finale?

The national finals for the United States will be Saturday, May 13th at MIT. The jury will be comprised of professors, researchers, diplomats, cultural personalities from Boston, and an audience of about 300 French-speakers. 

Do I have to be bilingual and speak perfect French?

Absolutely not! The student prepare their presentation and have lots of time to repeat and perfect their presentation. Any student interested in the French language is therefore strongly encouraged to participate, and we hope to have candidates of all nationalities!

How does the competition take place?

After registering, the participant prepares their presentation. The only support that they are allowed to use is a single, static PowerPoint slide which does not use effects or transitions. The participant then must write an eloquent speech, capable of showing their passion for their research subject to the audience. The day of the finale, the student will have 180 seconds (not one second more) to present their exposé. The jury will give three prizes for the best presentations, and the public audience will have an equal vote for whose presentation they thought was the best. The participants chosen by the jury for the best presentations will will $1,000, $700, or $500 for first, second, and third place (respectively), and the participant chosen by the audience will win $500. 

For more details and to sign up, check out MT180's website HERE 

To attend the event and cheer up for the candidates, please click HERE

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