The Terry M. Mikiten Graduate Research Symposium promotes excellence in research through mentorship, collaboration, and student interaction. The event is organized by the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UT Health San Antonio and is generously supported by the Mikiten family.
Watch a video of a past Mikiten symposium.
When is Mikiten?
The Terry M. Mikiten Graduate Research Symposium will be on Friday, September 25. Mikiten will be entirely virtual this year. To see a schedule of events, click here.
Who can attend Mikiten?
Students from all the UT System schools or Texas-area schools are invited to share a poster, join the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, and listen to our career workshops. You do not need to present research in order to attend.
Is the symposium free?
Yes, the symposium is entirely free thanks to the generous donation of the Mikiten family.
How do I register?
Registration is available. Please register at https://www.labroots.com/ms/virtual-event/mikiten-graduate-symposium
Where can I get the most up to date information regarding Mikiten?
You can find the most up to date information regarding Mikiten on our website at www.utbiomed.com/mikiten. Feel free to share the url.
When is the deadline for submissions?
You can register for the conference up to the day of the conference. Poster submissions are due by September 18. Three Minute Thesis time slots will be closed on September 14.
I’d like to share the symposium with my friend, is there a flyer?
Yes, here is the link to the official Terry M. Mikiten Graduate Research Symposium flyer and the Three Minute Thesis Flyer.
What is the Three Minute Thesis?
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition celebrates the exciting research conducted by graduate students. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), the exercise cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills.
The Three Minute Thesis challenges doctoral candidates to present a compelling spoken presentation on their research topic and its significance in just three minutes.
A great tip is to explain it in three steps 1) why you’re doing it 2) how you’re doing it 3) how it relates to the real world
Do you have any tips to prepare for the Three Minute Thesis?
Yes, Henry Miller— current UT Health San Antonio student & former University of Buffalo 3MT and 3-minute post-doc coach has offered to do free coaching sessions. Email him at email@example.com.
Also read his 11 Tips For The 3 Minute Thesis Competition.
How will the Three Minute Thesis work?
Each student will sign up for a 5 minute time slot. The time slot will give you enough time to share one powerpoint slide and explain your thesis in 3 minutes with 2 minutes for questions. Time slots are available for sign up here.
What does a Three Minute Thesis look like?
How will I be able to watch the sessions?
Each session will have a zoom link. After registering for the conference, you will be able to learn more about the session descriptions. The sessions will also be recorded and available for a month after the conference in case you would like to watch it again.
What will the poster session look like?
The poster session will be conducted in a virtual poster hall created by LabRoots. Here are some photos.
How can I submit my poster?
Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present data to a global audience via a PDF poster, video summary, and discussion opportunities with interested colleagues through email and one to one chat. Final posters should be submitted as a PDF or PowerPoint file, the standard size is 1024 x 768 pixels. Presentations should incorporate illustrative materials such as tables, graphs, photographs, and large-print text.
How do I submit my poster?
The poster submission link is available here.
All submitted posters will be reviewed, and decisions regarding acceptance will be made as posters are received. You will be notified within one week of receipt of acceptance. Further details and registration materials will be provided at that time. You do not have to be present to have a poster displayed. Only those posters approved by LabRoots may be displayed at the event.
If accepted, you will also have the opportunity to record a 3-5 minute summary video for each poster. LabRoots will work with each author to create these videos. Video links and email contact information will be included on each poster displayed.
What is the social event?
This social event will be led by Holly Parenica and Alia Mallah. We will be playing Codenames with a scientific twist. If you are unfamiliar with Codenames or have never played before, we suggest watching the three minute video below. We will be using Zoom, and the meeting details will be sent to your e-mail address. Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 23rd (09/23) at https://forms.gle/NcwdxLL935iu3F246
Any other questions?
All questions can be directed to Charlotte Anthony at firstname.lastname@example.org.