Graduate School's second annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) finals, February 1, 2019

The Graduate School held its second annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition on Friday, Feb. 1, in the UMC 235, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Competitors described their research in three minutes, using only one static slide, in front of a panel of judges and a live audience. This event was free and open to the public.

3MT, founded by the University of Queensland in 2008, the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic competition that cultivates students’ presentation and research communication skills, and challenges them to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience. The competition is open to all research master’s students and doctoral candidates. Applicants will have the opportunity to participate in training and workshops leading up to the preliminary rounds in November 2018 and the final competition on February 1, 2019.

The first-place winner received $1,500 in research funds and the opportunity to represent the university at the Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS) competition in Tucson, AZ, in early March 2019. The Graduate School will provide the funding for this trip. The runner-up received $750 in research funds, and the People’s Choice winner received $500 in research funds. All finalists received a video of their 3MT presentation.