90 Second Thesis Competition

The 90 Second Thesis Competition celebrates the ground-breaking research conducted by graduate students at Rice. Graduate students from all schools will be challenged to communicate the essence and importance of their research to a broad audience in just 90 seconds. These rapid-paced talks will focus on each student’s scholarly research and the articulation of a critical gap or question; their approach to addressing that question; and the student's original insight or contribution. Rice alumni and professionals from the Houston community are invited to judge. Additionally, attendees can cast their vote for the Audience’s Choice Award.


Rice University will host its 5th annual Graduate Student 90-Second Thesis Competition on March 3, 2017. Last year’s event was a great success, and we’re committed to making this year’s competition even bigger and better.   Get Involved! Register to be


2017 Rice University Graduate Student 90 Second Thesis Competition March 3, 2017, 5:30 – 8:00 PM McMurtry Auditorium in Duncan Hall 2017 90 Second Thesis Competition Winners