3MT® Three Minute Thesis Competition 2018


Join The 3MT® Three Minute Thesis Competition 2018


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 Compete in 3MT®?

  • 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 your name and email to stay informed on upcoming 3MT® events.

  • Read the 3MT competitor guide
  • Watch past winners of the international competition
  • Consider attending one of these 3MT prep workshops held by faculty members Rory McGloin, Kenneth Noll, and other members of the 3MT committee.
  • March 19, 2018 11:00am-1:00pm and 4:00pm-6:00pm
    March 20, 2018  12:00pm-2:00pm
    March 22, 2018   9:00am-11:00am
    March 28, 2018  11:00am-1:00pm

Once you have decided to participate, please register here as a competitor.

The deadline is Monday March 5, 2018!


UConn Winners –

1st place- $1000 travel award, lunch for select members of your scholarly community

2nd place- $500 travel award, breakfast for select members of your scholarly community

3rd place- $100 travel award, ice cream for select members of your scholarly community

When is the Competition?

April 5, 2018 6:00pm

Student Union Theater

Storrs Campus

For more information

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