Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

Overview

The Office of Graduate Studies and the Graduate and Professional Student Council are proud to present USF's 3 Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®)!

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Dr. Bahr with the 2018 3MT winners - (left to right) Wainella Isaacs, Dr. Ruth Bahr, Abhijeet Iyer, & Christian Brown.

About 3MT®

The 3MT® is a skills development activity which challenges Research Higher Degree students to explain their dissertation or thesis research project to a non-specialist audience. The idea is for students to orally present the significance of their dissertation or thesis using a single static slide in just three minutes. Judges will rate the student's ability to present their research to a multidisciplinary audience in accessible and engaging non-technical language. Developed by The University of Queensland in 2008, enthusiasm for the 3MT® concept and its adoption in numerous universities has also led to the development of an international competition.

Competition History

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a skills development activity which challenges Research Higher Degree students to explain their research project to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ) in 2008, enthusiasm for the 3MT® concept and its adoption in numerous universities led to the development of an international competition.