Join The 3MT Three Minute Thesis Competition 2017
AN 80,000 WORD THESIS WOULD TAKE 9 HOURS TO PRESENT. YOUR TIME LIMIT…3 MINUTES.
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?
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
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)