Skills Training

The 3MT® trainings will hone your presentation and public speaking skills, helping you effectively (and succinctly) explain the significance of your research.

Build Your Network

Come together with other graduate students from across the disciplines for friendship, collegiality, and to discuss your research. You may even discover a future collaborator!

3MT® winners may go on to represent CU Boulder at national and international 3MT competitions, which provides an excellent networking and professional development opportunity. 

Research Impact

3MT® provides you with the opportunity to explain the impact of your research to the entire CU community!


Public speaking and communication skills are highly prized by prospective employers!

Recognition and Prizes

As an internationally recognized competition, participation in the 3MT® competition will look great on your CV. And you have the opportunity to win prize money!

The first-place winner will receive:

  • $1,500 in research funds

The runner-up winner will receive:

  • $750 in research funds

The Audience Choice winner will receive:

  • $500 in research funds