Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a research communication competition founded by the University of Queensland in 2008. The competition challenges master's and doctoral students to present a compelling oration on their thesis or dissertation research and its significance to a general audience in just three minutes. IU Bloomington, which hosts its annual 3MT competition each spring, joins over 900 universities worldwide that host local 3MT events.
Congratulations to our 2021 3MT Winners
Check out the #Hoosier3MT submissions for 2021. Congratulations to the following winners of our 2021 Three Minute Thesis competition:
Current IUB master’s and doctoral students are eligible to compete. Presentations must be based on thesis or dissertation research or, in the case of non-thesis master’s students, a culminating research project required by the student's program of study. Past IUB competition winners may not enter.
The 2021 competition will be hosted virtually.
February 5: Submit your recording of your 3 Minute Thesis (submission link; create your video in Kaltura and submit the Kaltura URL).
Use #Hoosier3MT to follow IUB’s 3MT competition on social media.
A single, static PowerPoint slide is required. No slide transitions or animations are permitted. The slide will be visible throughout the student’s presentation. Examples of presentation slides will be provided to registrants.
Students are allowed a single index 3x5” index card for notes, though they are encouraged to present without.
No additional electronic media (e.g., sound or video files) are permitted.
No additional props (e.g., costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment, pointers) are permitted.
Presentations must be held within the three-minute time limit to remain in qualification.
Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g., no poems, rapping, songs, etc.).
By entering the IUB event, students agree to participate in the MAGS regional competition if selected. In the event the first place winner is unable to compete at MAGS, the runner up will be nominated to participate.
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