In partnership with other campus organizations, the Graduate School offers students opportunities to build their science communication skills in a variety of ways. Whether capturing scientific images, giving a short talk about a complex research project or presenting a scientific poster, graduate students at NC State have a number of opportunities to enhance their abilities to communicate science.
Research Image Contest
NC State is calling on graduate students, postdocs, faculty and staff to take part in Envisioning Research, the university’s annual research image contest. Help us highlight the beauty and importance of the work being done at the bench and in the field, both on campus and around the world.
The Graduate Student Research Symposium includes poster presentations from more than 200 NC State graduate students. The goals are to showcase the outstanding quality and diversity of graduate-level research, in addition to providing students with the opportunity to practice and enhance their communication skills with those outside of their discipline.
Three Minute Thesis
Ten finalists will have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis topic and its significance. 3MT develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of research students’ capacity to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.