3MT® Three Minute Thesis Competition 2017


Join The 3MT Three Minute Thesis Competition 2017



Meet Islam Mosa, UConn Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry.
The People’s Choice Award winner in the Universitas 21 (U21) 3MT International Competition.

What is the 3MT Three Minute Thesis?

Three Minute Thesis (3MT*) celebrates the exciting research conducted by PhD students around the world. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), the competition cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. Presenting in a 3MT competition increases their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. Competitors are allowed one PowerPoint slide, but no other resources or props.

* Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.

FAQs for Competitors:

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Why you should do it?

Do you seek to gain presentation skills?

Any interest in winning funds for your professional development?

Do you love a good competition?

Would you like to make your research known to a broader audience?

Next Steps

Let us know if you’re interested. Submit some information on yourself to stay informed on upcoming 3MT events.

Come to an information session this spring

Wednesday, March 22, 12:00PM – 1:00PM -Homer Babbidge Library Class of 1947 Conference Room

Friday, April 7, 10:00AM – 11:00AM – Homer Babbidge Class of 1947 Conference Room

Wednesday, April 12, 12:00PM – 1:00PM -Homer Babbidge Library Class of 1947 Conference Room

Read the 3MT competitor guide

Watch past winners of the international competition

Consider creating a competition in your department to get extra practice

Attend one of the 3MT prep workshops that will be held in September by faculty members Rory McGloin and Kenneth Noll


UConn Winners –

1st Place – $1,000 cash prize + iPad Mini + Catered lunch for up to 20 in the winner’s home department.

2nd Place – $750 cash prize + continental breakfast for up to 30 in the winner’s home department.

3rd Place -$500 cash prize + ice cream social in winner’s home department.

International Winners – First Prize: $2500 research travel grant

When is the Competition?

September 26, 2017 – VON DER MEHDEN RECITAL HALL, 6:00PM (walk-through between 5:00 – 6:00)

For more information

threeminutethesis.uq.edu.au or contact kay.gruder@uconn.edu