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College of Graduate Studies

Physical Address:
Morrill Hall Room 104

Mailing Address:
College of Graduate Studies
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3017
Moscow, ID 83844-3017

Phone: 208-885-2647

Email: cogs@uidaho.edu

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Three Minute Thesis

Welcome!

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition celebrates the exciting research conducted by graduate students. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), 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.

Professor Alastair McEwan Dean, Graduate School University of Queensland
Professor Alastair McEwan Dean, Graduate School University of Queensland

About

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition is an event designed to test the presentation skills of graduate students. Knowledge in a field will allow you to succeed, but can you communicate it effectively to an audience from diverse backgrounds?

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. It has since been adopted by universities around the world. The Dean of UQ’s Graduate School, Professor Alastair McEwan, said 3MT® was designed to develop skills that will give students an important career advantage once they complete their studies. 3MT® provides a unique opportunity to profile and celebrate the innovative research conducted by postgraduate research candidates from around the world.

“It is a reality that many Ph.D. students will need to communicate their ideas and results to people who may not necessarily have expertise in their field,” Professor McEwan said. “3MT® develops the ability of students to communicate the significance and outcomes of their project in a short space of time.”

Date, time and location:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021
  • 1 p.m.
  • Virtual/Online

Prizes

First place: $1000

Second place: $750

Third place: $500

People's Choice: $250

State Competition

The top 4 winners at U of I will qualify to compete in the state-wide event on Feb. 23, 2021. Visit our 3MT state webpage for details.

If you are located in Boise or Idaho Falls, you can still compete in 3MT! Please contact Teresa Amos to participate in Boise, or Ryan Haworth to participate in Idaho Falls.

» Please still submit the Registration form to participate.

Contact

College of Graduate Studies

Physical Address:
Morrill Hall Room 104

Mailing Address:
College of Graduate Studies
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3017
Moscow, ID 83844-3017

Phone: 208-885-2647

Email: cogs@uidaho.edu

Map

Contact

College of Graduate Studies

Physical Address:
Morrill Hall Room 104

Mailing Address:
College of Graduate Studies
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3017
Moscow, ID 83844-3017

Phone: 208-885-2647

Email: cogs@uidaho.edu

Map