3-Minute Speech Competition Information

3-minute speech comp

To be eligible for this event, you must be a registered student at NMT.


Thursday, April 21, 2022, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm in Fidel Center Ballroom B

Static slide is due by 5pm on Friday, April 15th. Submit your static slide to srs@nmt.edu.

Event Coordinator: SRS Staff (srs@nmt.edu)

Register at the bottom of this page (abstracts are not required for this event)

This event is ideally suited for one presenter, although a team may register. Each competitor has three minutes to present, with one static PowerPoint slide. You will present their research topic, explain how the research is (or will be) conducted, and identify what impact it will have on the general or academic community.

Unlike the other two events (Posters and Oral Presentations), you do not need to submit an abstract for this competition.

To help prepare you for the competition, we offer workshops to assist you. In order for you to participate in the competition, you MUST ATTEND the 3-Minute Speech Workshop and the 3-Minute Speech Rehearsal. Participants also have the option of attending the Oral Presentation Workshop, which will cover general public speaking and presentation skills. Registration is required for all events. 

Oral Presentation Workshop

Wednesday, March 30, from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at Skeen Library, room 212

3-Minute Speech Workshop 

Wednesday, April 6, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Skeen Library, room 212

3-Minute Speech Rehearsal

Wednesday, April 13 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at Skeen Library, room 212


How will I know if I'm selected?

All applicants will be notified through email of their selection.

How will I be evaluated?

Interested in knowing what and how you will be evaluated? Here's the 3-Minute Speech Competition Evaluation Criteria & Rules.

Evaluation for the competition is done by two types of people: Judges and Reviewers.

The panel of judges will be front and center during your presentation. Using the criteria provided above, they will evaluate your presentation and provide feedback. The panel is generally made up of faculty and staff from NMT. The panel is pre-selected by the SRS Staff.

Reviewers can be anyone, and they provide anonymous, general feedback that occurs immediately after your presentation. Using iClickers, reviewers will answer a series of questions regarding your presentation. Anyone wishing to participate as a Reviewer will be given an iClicker at the door.

Judges will deliberate after all speeches are complete to award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in both the undergraduate and graduate levels (for a total of six awards). Detailed evaluations will be emailed to you after the SRS is over (please allow time for processing).

When do I need to give you my slide, and how do I get it to you?

All slides are due by 5pm on Friday, April 15. You can submit them electronically by sending an email to srs@nmt.edu with the subject title of 3-Minute Slide Submission. If you have any questions, or have issues with your submission, please contact the event coordinator.

How will I know if I win?

Winners for the 3-Minute Speech Competition will be announced as soon as possible after the event. They will also be announced on this website, social media, and in the Miner Weekly Blast.

Have other questions?

Please email us at srs@nmt.edu with any questions you may have. We're happy to help!


It's time to Register for your 3-Minute Speech slot!

Register Now

Registration closes at 5pm on Monday, March 21

register for the oral presentation workshop (3/30)

register for the 3-minute speech workshop (4/6)

register for the 3-minute speech Rehearsal (4/13)

Need more information or clarification?

For general information, please email srs@nmt.edu



 The Student Research Symposium (SRS) is an initiative of the Office for Student Learning (OSL) and the Joseph R. Skeen Library. The SRS is further enriched by the support of the Office of Student Life, the Center for Graduate Studies, and the Student Government Association (SGA).