The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic research communication competition originally developed by the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. The goal of the competition is for students to verbally summarize their master's thesis or doctoral dissertation research in a compelling way to a non-specialist audience in 3 minutes or less.

The University of Michigan-Dearborn competition is sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies and the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs.

2020 Three Minute Thesis Video Coming soon.

Check out this video of our 2019 competition to see participants in action.

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Congratulations to the 2020 Three Minute Thesis Competition Winner: Malack Nasser

  • Program of Study: Bioengineering (MSE)
  • 3 MT Competition Title: Engineering Tumor Microenvironments for Drug Screening
  • Thesis/Dissertation Adviser: Dr. Gargi Ghosh

Malack will move on to represent UM-Dearborn at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools regional competition in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Friday, April 3, 2020. 

2020 Three Minute Thesis Competition Contestants

Thank you for your research efforts and excellent presentations!

Participants: Azeem Hafeez, Faisal Binzagr, Aishwary Pawar, Lindsey Bookman, Malak Nasser, and Angela Tiemeyer.

2019 Three Minute Thesis Competition Contestants

2019 Three Minute Thesis Competitors
2019 Three Minute Thesis Competitors
(Students from left to right)


Participants: Azeem Hafeez, Linyan Xiang, Meigui Yu, Paige Tiedeman, Safa Sankari, Ava Selke, Jay Sands​​​​​​​, Christin DeWit​​​​​​​ (winner), Marissa Mills, Selena Suttner


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