The Grad Forum will be held on Friday, May 17th from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the EMU



The Poster session will be from 11:30-1:30 in the Erb Memorial Union.  You can check in and put up your poster as early as 9 am. Please check in and set up your poster no later than 11:15 am.


  • Dimensions of posters should NOT EXCEED 48″ in width
  • A convenient and affordable printing option is the AAA Output Room
  • You can also print at FedEx on Willamette and Central Print and Reprographic
  • Posters will be mounted on a partition. Pins and clips will be provided.

Remember that your poster presentation should be addressed to a general university audience, rather than just specialists in your academic field.

Posters are categorized by field; first place in each category will win $200. There is also a People’s Choice Winner as voted by attendees with a prize of $200.


The 3mt Prelims will be from 10:00-12:00 Cedar and Spruce rooms in the Erb Memorial Union.  3MT Finals will be from 2-3 in the Redwood Auditorium.

3MT Rules

  • A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted. No slide transitions, animations or ‘movement’ of any description are allowed. The slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration.
  • No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted.
  • No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted.
  • Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.
  • Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs).
  • Presentations are to commence from the stage.
  • Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through either movement or speech.
  • The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.

First place wins $500; second place $300; third place $200  and the People’s Choice gets $100. First, second and third place winners have the opportunity to compete in the statewide 3MT competition.


Panels will get their room assignment and time slot the last week of April. Panels will be held in the Maple, Oak, and Swindell rooms on the 2nd floor of the EMU.

PRESENTATION DURATION: Your group will have 60 minutes for your presentation. You may use this time how your group sees fit so long as you allow for at least 10 minutes of audience Q&A and/or dialogue among panelists.  You will have access to A/V tools to present PowerPoint presentations.

CONTENT: Remember that this presentation will be delivered to a general university and community audience, not solely to specialists in your academic field.

Submit a Proposal for the 2019 Graduate Research Forum now!

Questions? Please feel free to email Jen McNutt-Bloom, Event Coordinator, at

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