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The three minute thesis competition at the University of the Incarnate Word is open to

to view video of winning Three Minute Thesis presentations.

•What is the Three Minute Thesis? It is an oral summary of your thesis or dissertation research aimed at an educated lay audience within a period of time not to exceed 3 minutes. This is not as easy as it sounds, as students tend to want to say a lot about their research and tend to be technical.

Sydney Harris took home first prize in UMSL’s Three Minute Thesis competition last week.

Three Minute Thesis - The University of Queensland, Australia

The Three Minute Thesis competition originated at the as a way to celebrate the exciting research conducted by graduate students. Now in its seventh year of operation, the competition has spread to 350 universities across more than 18 countries worldwide.

The Division of Graduate Studies hosted our second annual Three Minute Thesis

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia for research students.

Laura Francis presents her three minute thesis proposal, "Who Mentors the Mentors?"


According to its website, “Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) celebrates the exciting research conducted by Ph.D. students. Developed by The University of Queensland, the exercise cultivates students' academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.”The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic competition that assists current graduate students with fostering effective presentation and communication skills. Participants have just three minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their research project to a non-specialist audience. In 2012, over 30 universities across Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and the South Pacific participated in this fun, highly informative and very entertaining event. UBC is one of the first Universities in North America to host a 3MT competition.Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. The competition challenges students to develop effective academic, presentation, and research communication skills. 3MT® supports the development of students' capacity to explain their research and engage an intelligent but non-specialist audience during a 3-minute presentation supported by a single static slide.Now tell a room full of peers, faculty mentors and strangers about your topic and findings in only three minutes. Get them excited! Take longer than that, and you’re disqualified. That is the primary rule of the Three Minute Thesis competition, held Oct. 22 in the Mendenhall Student Center.Gah-Jone Won, University of Waterloo PhD Candidate in Vision Science, has won first place in the national Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition, hosted by the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies. Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) celebrates the exciting research conducted by PhD students. Developed by , the exercise cultivates students' academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.Gah-Jone Won, a PhD Candidate in Vision Science and Biology won first prize at the Ontario Provincial Three Minute Thesis competition on April 14, 2016.We have created an indexed database of more than 1300 three minute thesis videos which are available online. You can easily search the database of 3MT presentations by universities, majors and research keywords. “This (competition) isn’t meant to trivialize or dumb down the research, but to crystalize their exploration,” said Carlyle Rogers, head of ECU’s Three Minute Thesis planning committee and fellow in the Office of Technology Transfer.Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland which challenges research higher degree students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. Last year, more than 200 universities are participating in the competition and over 1000 events has been held, and this number continues to grow. These events are structured in various heats at the departmental, faculty, university and national levels. PhD students use these events to pitch their research to a non-specialist audience. For more information visit: .The Three Minute Thesis competition was sponsored by The Graduate School, ECU’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, the Postdoctoral Association and the Office of Technology Transfer. More information about the events and participation worldwide is available online at .Portland State University is hosted its second annual Three Minute Thesis competition on Friday, May 8. The Three Minute Thesis is a research communication competition designed to help students develop presentation skills by consolidating their research and presenting it succinctly to a non-specialist audience, all in just three minutes. The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic competition developed by The University of Queensland, Australia for Master's and Doctoral students. 3MT began in 2008 and has since spread to 80 universities in a dozen countries.