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Three Minute Thesis Competition


We are eagerly anticipating the 2024 CPMS 3MT competition!

3MT, meaning “Three-Minute Thesis,” is an annual event that challenges students working on a graduate degree to present their thesis in just three minutes. And to make matters more interesting, the students must explain it using language that a non-specialist audience will understand.

The judges critique participants on how well they: 1) explain their research; 2) spark the audience’s desire to know more; and 3) communicate in language “appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.”

The CPMS competition will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. in 3380 WSC. Lunch is provided. Each college on campus holds a preliminary competition, and one student from each college advances to the university-wide final round.

To apply to be in our college competition, please visit by _______________.

  • First place will receive $1,000
  • Second place will receive $750
  • Third place will receive $500
  • Honorary mentions will receive $50

The winner will advance to the university-wide 3MT competition, which will take place at 11 am on Thursday March 21, 2024, in the BYU Varsity Theatre. The first-place winner of the university competition will receive $2,000; second place will receive $1,500; third place will receive $1,000; and the people’s choice will receive $500. We encourage students, faculty, and staff to attend the university 3MT event and support the competitors.