Three Minute Thesis®

Generously sponsored by Around the Corner Restaurant, Othello’s Italian Restaurant, and The Zu Sports Grill.

First held at The University of Queensland in 2008, the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition that challenges research degree students to present a compelling oration on their thesis topic and its significance in just three minutes using just one slide.  3MT® develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of research students' capacity to explain their research effectively in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. Graduate students are invited and encouraged to compete by presenting their thesis or area of interest for cash prizes for first place, second place, and third place, as well as for the People’s Choice Award.

The format requires that within a strict 3-minute time limit each presenter will explain his/her research using one slide, with no notes, and talking in laymen’s terms.  Aside from the possible monetary winnings, the real value is the ability of the presenter to hone his/her speaking skills for later presentations at job interviews, speaking effectively in front of others, and other advocacy settings.

Our 2019 competition will be held on April 18 at 4 p.m. in the Will Rogers Room, located on the 4th floor of the Nigh University Center.

More information can be found here.

REGISTRATION FORM: Click here to register.

2018 Three Minute Thesis Winners!

2018 3MT Winners

1st place: Mariah Small ($1,000) -- Biology
2nd place: Deah Abbott ($500) -- Psychology
3rd place: Juliette Smith ($250) -- Forensic Science
People's Choice Award: Jamie Watson ($250) -- Biology