Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Contestants Practice Explaining Research to General Audiences
Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) is a research communication competition first developed by the University of Queensland in Australia in 2008. The competition is devoted to developing presentation, research communication, and academic skills. 3MT serves to support student development of students’ capacity to explain their research in intelligent ways but geared towards a non-specialist audience.
Seven master’s and doctoral students from varying disciplines competed, and these awards were given out via first, second, and third prizes. Additionally, the audience voted for a people’s choice award in each category. Support for the competition was provided by the University Library and the Office of the Associate Provost for Graduate Programs.