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3-Minute Thesis (3MT®)

The 3-Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition that challenges students to communicate the significance of their projects without the use of props or industry jargon, in just three minutes. The exercise develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of research students' capacity to quickly explain their research in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience leaving them wanting to know more.

3MT® competitions began at the University of Queensland in 2008, and have grown to include 600 universities across 60 countries.  The Graduate School will sponsor its Second Annual University-wide 3MT competition on December 1, 2017 featuring finalists from collegiate- and campus-level competitions.

Learn more about how you can host a campus or college 3MT competition and send your winner to the U-wide competition in December.

U of M student receives People's Choice Award at 3MT® competition:

View Anna Kaiper's winning presentation