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.
Here are some example of past winners.
Ngoni Madungwe, won first place at the 3 Minute Thesis competition at the 2016 Mikiten Graduate Research Symposium. Ngoni was a biomedical engineering graduate student in Dr. Bopassa’s lab. Ngoni was working on cardiovascular disease research.
Archana Gujjari was one of the four finalists at the 3 Minute Thesis competition at the 2016 Mikiten Graduate Research Symposium. Archana was a doctoral student in the Department of Material Science Engineering Commercialization at Texas State University.
3MT coaching available. Contact Henry Miller — former University of Buffalo 3MT and 3-minute post-doc coach.
“While 3MT can feel daunting and scary, the simple act of participating and doing your best will make you a better scientist and communicator regardless of whether you win. Also, do not forget that there are many resources to get help if you want it. You can schedule an appointment to speak with me by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org and there are many resources available online for learning the skills to win 3MT such as those provided by Queensland University.”