The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition is an internationally recognized research communication competition developed by the University of Queensland in 2008. The 3MT® is a unique competition that challenges thesis-based graduate students to present their research and its significance in only three minutes, with only one PowerPoint slide, in language appropriate to a general audience. Due to its success, competitions are now held annually around the world.
The 3MT® competition challenges graduate students (Master and Ph.D.) to present their research and its significance in three minutes using a single and static slide. The goal of the competition is not an exercise in trivializing or simplifying research but challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience. 3MT celebrates the discoveries made by research students and encourages their skill in communicating the importance of research to the broader community.
The 3MT® is designed to share and celebrate the outstanding research of our dedicated students and to provide students the opportunity to showcase the importance of their work. This celebration of research offers an invaluable opportunity for graduate students to compose and present their research in a way that engages the academic community and refines the quality of their work.
Graduate students interested in participating in this year’s 3MT® Competition must submit abstracts that are no longer than 250 words.
All 3MT® participants will be competing for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place and people's choice prizes valued at $1000, $500, $250, $250, respectively. The winner will secure a spot at the Western Regional Competition.
This years 3MT Competition will be held on March 26th, 2021 via WebEx.
The registration deadline is March 19th, 2021. Click here for the online application.
The 2021 3MT Competition will be held on March 26th, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM on a virtual platform.
More information about The Western Regional Finals for the 3MT® will be posted when dates and venues are released.
1st Place: Roland Macana
2nd Place: Sajna Simon
3rd Place: Adesola Olufade
- Brittney Lins
- Mays Al-Dulaym
- iVedashree Meher
1st Place: Farzad Dehghan
2nd Place: Miranda Zwiefelhofer
3rd Place: Nicholas A. Belliveau
People’s Choice: Miranda Zwiefelhofer
Honourable Mention: Alivia Mukherjee
1st Place: Shaunti Bergen
2nd Place: Farzad Dehghan
3rd Place: Christopher Mahadeo
Honourable Mention: Edgar Martinez-Soberanes