The LoboBites Competition
LoboBITES are three minute presentations on a thesis, dissertation, or other substantial research project. Think of them as short-format TED talks. To be successful, students must explain their research in a compelling and easily digestible way, foregoing jargon and instead using language and terms accessible to a general, non-academic audience likely unfamiliar with the student’s specific discipline. Presentations will be judged by a panel consisting of UNM and Albuquerque community members. Top contestants can win up to $1000 in scholarships, and the first place contestant will also receive a paid trip to represent UNM at a regional Three-Minute Thesis competition.
UNM graduate students do not need to be nominated by their academic program to give a LoboBites presentation at the conference.
Submissions are now open, and are due October 8th by midnight.
Preliminary LoboBITES rounds will take place Tuesday, October 30th.
The LoboBites finale will be held at 4:15 pm followed by a reception at 5:30 pm on November 7th, 2018 at Hodgin Hall. Check-in will start at 2:30 pm.
The Venue: Hodgin Hall
The conference will celebrate graduate student excellence in the place where UNM began: Hodgin Hall. The first building on campus, Hodgin Hall was built in 1892 and over the years underwent a series of modifications until its most recent and painstaking renovation in 2011. A beautiful, inspiring, and intimate space, Hodgin Hall promises to provide a prestige environment in which to showcase our graduate students’ research and scholarship. The building currently houses UNM Alumni Affairs, which is generously co-sponsoring the conference.