3-Minute Thesis University-wide Competition for 2017

Participation Notification - submit electronic form by November 10, 2017

Competition - December 1, 2017

The Graduate School will sponsor its Second Annual University-wide 3MT® competition on December 1, 2017.  The winner of the U-wide competition will represent the University of Minnesota at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) 3-Minute Thesis competition. 


Each college may forward a single finalist to compete.

  • The student must have participated in a college-wide competition that included a minimum of two competitors.
  • The student will be enrolled spring 2018 in a research-centered master's or doctoral program at the University of Minnesota.

Notification of Participation

Colleges submit a Participation Notification to inform the Graduate School of their finalist by November 10, 2017.

Information requested on the form:

  • Student's name and email address
  • 3MT presentation title
  • Student's bio (strict 150-word limit)
  • Student's photo

Judging Criteria

A panel of three judges will score each presenter, using the 2017 Judging Panel Evaluation Sheet 

For questions, please contact Char Voight, cvoight@umn.edu.