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3MT at the University of Kansas

Brilliant ideas conveyed in three minutes or less.

What is 3MT®?

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. This event challenges graduate students to present a compelling speech about their research and its significance to non-academic persons in just three minutes using only one presentation image. 3MT® commenced in 2008 and is currently held in over 900 universities across more than 80 countries worldwide. In 2020, the 3MT® competition moved to a virtual format due to COVID-19 and continues to be held around the world in either a virtual or live format.

The goals of the competition are to (1) highlight the excellent research conducted by graduate students and (2) improve graduate students’ communication of research to non-specialist and non-academic audiences. The judges of the competition are educated professionals in a variety of positions in corporate, government, and non-profit industries. 

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View the 2021 3MT® Competition!

Take a moment to view the 2021 3MT® competition videos and join us in congratulating our winners!

2021 3MT® Competition