Three Minute Thesis Competition

Overview

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.

3MT

Competitor Details

WHAT: Competition to verbally summarize your master's thesis or doctoral dissertation research in a compelling way to a non-specialist audience in 3 minutes or less. This year our campus competition will be held virtually. Participants will submit a pre-recorded video 3 minutes or less in duration and will attend our March 11th Virtual 3MT Competition via Zoom where the recordings will be played for a campus-wide audience and the winner will be announced.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Thursday, March 3, by midnight

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING VIDEO PRESENTATION: Sunday, March 6, by midnight

INTERNAL COMPETITION EVENT (VIRTUAL): Friday, March 11, noon - 1 pm 

Why Participate?

  • Share your work with the greater university community. 
  • Develop academic, presentation, and research communication skills. 
  • Each competitor will receive a $30 Amazon gift card. 
  • The campus winner will receive an additional $200 Amazon gift card and go on to compete at the in-person Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools regional competition in Milwaukee, WI in April.

Congratulations to the 2022 Three Minute Thesis Competition Winner: Katie Smith!

Katie Smith 3MT 2022 WinnerProgram of Study: Psychology (MS)

3MT Competition Title: Parent and Child Adaption to COVID-19

Thesis Advisor: Dr. Caleb Siefert

Full competitor list: Aishwary Pawar, Kais Riani, Srikanth Kolachalama, Mansi Girdhar, Rachel Routin, Ruslan Akhmedagaev, Megha Datta, Amanda Langolf, Alicia Forsythe

Check out the recording of the 2022 Three Minute Thesis Event!

Congratulations to the 2021 Three Minute Thesis Competition Winner: Charlie Giraud!

Charlie Giraud 3MT 2021 WinnerProgram of Study: Psychology (MS)

3MT Competition Title: Discrimination, Concealment, & Multiple Minority Status within LGBTQ+ Populations

Thesis/Dissertation Adviser: Dr. Michelle Leonard

Full competitor list: Bowen Zhang, Mrinal Jha, Hyunjae Park, Hyunjoo Park, Ruslan Akhmedagaev, Joyce Kuribayashi, Charlie Giraud, Gabrielle Alter, Sally Thrasher, JaLeshea Ligon

Check out the recording of the 2021 Three Minute Thesis Event!

2020 Three Minute Thesis Competition Contestants

2020 3MT Competition ContestantsParticipants: Azeem Hafeez, Faisal Binzagr, Aishwary Pawar, Lindsey Bookman, Malak Nasser, and Angela Tiemeyer.

Winner: Malak Nasser - "Engineering Tumor Microenvironments for Drug Screening"

Check out last year's video for our 2020 Three Minute Thesis Competition!

2019 Three Minute Thesis Competition Contestants

2019 3MT Competition ContestantsParticipants: Azeem Hafeez, Linyan Xiang, Meigui Yu, Paige Tiedeman, Safa Sankari, Ava Selke, Jay Sands, Christin DeWit, Marissa Mills, Selena Suttner

Winner: Christin DeWit - "Treatment Related Stress in Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder"

Check out this video from our 2019 competition.

2018 Three Minute Thesis Competition Contestants

2018 3MT Competition ContestantsParticipants: Mallory Stankovich, Christian Hessler, Ankush Bhandarkar, Chazlyn Miller, Samah Altairi, Saurabh Mali, Linyan Xiang

Winner: Chazlyn Miller -  "Understanding Perceptions of and Reactions to Sexual Assault"

2017 Three Minute Thesis Competition Contestants

2017 3MT Competition ContestantsParticipants: Omid Avatefipour, John Kelly Villota Pismag, Devon Kardel, Monish Urapakam Ramakrishnan

Winner: Devon Kardel - "Mindfully Managing Life Experiences Together" 

2016 Three Minute Thesis Competition Contestants

2016 3MT Competition ContestantsParticipants: Julie Altesleben, Katie Blasko, Corey Bryant, Samantha Cook, Jacqueline Fritts, Nevrus Kaja, Wiem Mkaouer, Hanzhang Wang

Winner: Nevrus Kaja - "A Trust Model in Cloud Computing"

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