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StoryAlity Theory 3MT (3 Minute Thesis) @ `Interventions & Intersections’ 2013

3 Minute Thesis Overview: What does a winning presentation look like

BOONE—Seventeen graduate students at Appalachian State University will have three minutes to explain their research or scholarly/creative projects as part of the 3MT Three Minute Thesis competition to be held Jan. 21 at Appalachian State University.

3 Minute Thesis

How to win the 3 minute thesis




3 Minute Thesis Competition Now Open for Registrations
How often do people ask you what your research is about? Participating in the 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition will help you develop a quick and interesting answer. There are cash prizes of up to $1000. for the 2015 competition to be held in February 2015.

The 3 Minute Thesis Competition is run in universities worldwide and their is more information on  website.

The 3 Minute Thesis Competition gives research higher degree students three minutes to explain their thesis with one PowerPoint slide as a visual aid. This is the ultimate 'elevator pitch'.

Nine graduate students at Texas A&M entertained and educated at the university's 3 Minute Thesis competition.


The 3MT is an for graduate students to explain their research or scholarly/creative projects in standard non-disciplinary English to a general audience (the public) in 3 minutes with the help of only one static PowerPoint slide.Last week (June 28th 2013) at the I entered StoryAlity Theory in the . Here’s a recap of the presentation (and for more detail, including the rules of the 3 Minute Thesis – see the link above). I’ve also inserted extra diagrams below for clarity.This year at Research and Creativity Day, the Graduate School is sponsoring a 3 Minute thesis Contest. Graduate students will have 3 minutes to explain their thesis or dissertation and judges will pick the top 3 speakers. First prize is $500, second is $350, and third is $250. Research and Creativity Day is April 28, 2016 in the Kanza Room in Memorial Union.Sarah Trimble who won in the doctoral category of the 2016-2017 3 Minute Thesis competition and was selected to represent Texas A&M University at the regional 3 Minute Thesis competition hosted by the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools in Annapolis, Maryland on March 4-5, 2017.Overall winner & People's Choice award winner, Jennifer Campbell (Engineering Physics), presents her research ("Nanocantilevers: a new tool for medical diagnostics" ) in 3 minutes during Queen's University inaugural 3 Minute thesis competition 2012, for Queen's Masters and PhD candidates.

For more info on 3MT visit The overall winner was Sameer Kurmani (Department of Cardiovascular Sciences) for his presentation "Blood Cells Chew the Fat: A New way to Treat Heart Disease?". Sameer will now go on to represent the University at the national 3 Minute Thesis semi-finals to be held later this year.