Three Minute Thesis (3MT™)

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland, Australia. The exercise develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of students' capacities to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.

Doctoral students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their dissertation topic and its significance. 3MT™ encourages students to consolidate their ideas and crystalize their research discoveries.

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Congratulate the 2022 Three Minute Thesis Winners!

1st Place: Dionne Wilson

Science Education
"The Making of Black Scientists"
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2nd Place: Rachel Flemming

Modern Languages and Linguistics
"Second Language Learning and Instructions from a Cognition-Based Perspective"
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3rd Place: Sen Wang

Reading Education and Language Arts
"The Effects of Shared Book Reading and Video Viewing on Preschool Children’s Vocabulary and Knowledge Acquisition in Informational Text"
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People's Choice: Akshay Anand

Mechanical Engineering
"One Size Does Not Fit All: Selecting the Right Face Mask"
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Your graduate research. 3 minutes. 1 slide.

Fall 2021 3MT™

Doctoral student in Art Education, Chris Omni took the first place at this year 3MT competition and won $1,000. 
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Fall 2020 3MT™

Mark Duslak (Educational Leadership & Policy Studies) and Matthew Martenson (Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Sciences) finished first this year.
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Fall 2019 3MT™

Judges selected Alyssa Henderson (Physics)and Sara Jones (Biomedical Sciences) as this year’s first-place winners.
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Fall 2018 3MT™

Doctoral student in biological science, Eve Humphrey took the fist place at this year 3MT competition and won $1,000.
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Fall 2017 3MT™

For the first time, a student from the College of Education, Shannon Gooden (Teacher Education), won the $1,000 prize.
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Fall 2016 3MT™

Madhuparna Roy(Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering)won first place in this year competition.
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Fall 2015 3MT™

Aniket Ingrole (Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering) won first place in the 3MT™ competition.
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Fall 2014 3MT™

Kimberly Smith (Neuroscience) won first place in this year 3MT™ competition.
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