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Texas A&M at Qatar graduate students participate in competition to develop presentation skills

Published Mar 29, 2021


The Graduate Student Association at Texas A&M University at Qatar — in partnership with long-time collaborator ConocoPhillips Qatar — has launched the university’s first Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition, which aims to help graduate students develop their presentation and elevator pitch skills.

The competition, based on the 3MT Competition hosted in 85 countries worldwide, gives students the chance to hone necessary skills for the workplace by presenting their theses in three minutes.

“This competition is a great opportunity for graduate students to showcase their research in a competitive environment,” said Jack Altwal, president of the Graduate Student Association at Texas A&M at Qatar.

The Qatar 3MT Competition kicked off 4 March and will continue through 12 April in two stages: a preliminary stage and a Final Stage. Eligibility criteria for student participation and full competition details may be found at

Todd Creeger, president at ConocoPhillips Qatar, said, "As a Texas A&M University graduate myself, alongside many of my colleagues worldwide, I know the importance of these pressure-cooker competitions firsthand. It's a privilege to witness the Graduate Student Association instilling these opportunities in the student community, and I'm eager to support the judging of entries next month. Best of luck to all the entries!"

For more questions, contact the Graduate Student Association at