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 sponsors the university-wide competition, featuring finalists from collegiate- and campus-level competitions.
The Graduate School will sponsor the University of Minnesota's 3-Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition on Friday, November 9, 2018 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Cowles Auditorium at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
Collegiate- and campus-level competitions
Round 1: Monday, February 26, 2018 | 3 - 4:30 p.m. | Education Sciences Building, Room 325
Round 2: Thursday, March 1, 2018 | 3 - 4:30 p.m. | Education Sciences Building, Room 325
Final Round: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | 10 - 11 a.m. | McNamara Alumni Center - Johnson Room
College of Science and Engineering - Watch for more information
Round 1: Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 3:30 - 5 p.m. | Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building, Room 1-125
Round 2: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | 3:30 - 5 p.m. | Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building, Room 1-125
St. Paul Campus - Watch for more information
- The second annual university-wide 3MT® was held on December 1, 2017. Read about the competition and the winner, Madeleine Orr.
- In 2016, Anna Kaiper won the University of Minnesota competition, and went on to represent the U of MN at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) 3MT® in Indianapolis. Read about Anna Kaiper's win.