Grad Slam, also referred to as the 3-Minute Thesis Challenge*, is a competition that challenges graduate students to present years’ worth of academic research in a concise, compelling, three-minute talk to a non-expert audience. It encourages students to clarify their ideas and to help others understand and appreciate the significance of their work.
The contest is open to all graduate students.
Finalists for Grad Slam 2017 presented their three-minute thesis presentations at a live event on February 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the Music Center Recital Hall. This event was free and open to the public. A panel of judges chose first-place and runner-up winners, and the audience voted for the people's choice winner. See the winners here.
Scott Tooby is a 2nd year Digital Arts & New Media MFA student who specializes in sound art. His thesis, "Embedded Soundscaping" studies the development of reactive embedded audio systems for applications in soundscape design, environmental monitoring, augmented listening, and generative music. Additional research interests include robotics, bioacoustics, and soundscape ecology.
*Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a registered trademark of The University of Queensland.