Three Minute Thesis 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. 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.”
Each college on campus holds a preliminary competition, and one student from each college advances to the university-wide final round. The CPMS competition will be held on Thursday, 22 February 2018 at 11:30 am in the Hinckley Center 3rd Floor Assembly Hall.
Additionally, there will be cash prizes available to all winners of this CPMS 3MT competition.
- 1st place — $1,000
- 2nd place — $750
- 3rd place — $500
- Honorable Mentions — $50
Applications for this competition are now closed. Please join us on February 22nd to support these graduate students who will be competing.