3 Minute Thesis Competition


GSEC would like to invite you to participate in the 3 Minute Thesis Competition on Friday November 15th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm!

An 80,000-word thesis typically takes nine hours to present. Could you present yours in three minutes? Since 2015, the international Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition has helped graduate students hone their communication skills by challenging them to share their research in three minutes in a way anyone could understand. Accept the challenge!


Why participate in 3MT?

  • Competitors will have 3 minutes and 1 static PowerPoint slide to summarize their entire thesis.
  • It’s a good opportunity to publicize your research, build your communication skills and enrich your CV.
  • Cash prizes will be given to 1st and 2nd place winners as well as the people’s choice.
  • The 1st place winner chosen by the judges will have a chance to participate in the regional 3MT competition with travel paid for by UTHSC.

Please consider participating in this opportunity to improve your skills as a researcher!

To Sign Up for the 3MT competition please fill out the form through the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe8XMdO4PsRqsGw6iWmgZdPED73s-O4uU9QpZG67TT1ge05zw/viewform?usp=sf_link


Important Dates for 3MT Events:

Friday, November 1st 5:30pm-7:00pm: 3MT Preliminary Rounds in Link Auditorium (tentative on number of people, can add another date if needed)

Friday, November 15th 5:30pm-7:30pm: 3MT Competition in Freeman Auditorium, Hamilton Eye Institute

Please feel free to contact the 3MT Committee if you have any questions.

Cory Parks: cparks16@uthsc.edu

Latonya Ivy: livy4@uthsc.edu

*Note: Both Ph.D. and Master’s students are invited to participate. All students will be eligible to win cash prizes at our UTHSC competition. Although only Ph.D. students who have passed their qualifying exam by Nov 15th will be eligible to continue to the regional 3MT competition.

**Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) was founded by the University of Queensland. For more information and examples of 3MT presentations, please visit their website at   https://threeminutethesis.uq.edu.au/