Your graduate program research. 3 minutes. Big prizes. That's what the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition is all about.
Competition and People's
Choice Winners Announced
Monday, April 12
9 a.m. (EST)
3MT originated at The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, as an academic research communication competition and has spread to campuses around the world. Since 2015, Georgia Tech’s competition has helped graduate students hone their communication skills by challenging them to share their research in three minutes in a way anyone could understand.
And you never know when your 3MT experience will come in handy. Watch Alexis Noel (who tied for third place in the Ph.D. category of the 2017 competition) discuss her research on the national news program, CBS Sunday Morning.(link is external)
Who is eligible?
Doctoral students who are currently enrolled at Tech and are actively engaged in dissertation research are eligible. Graduates of Tech and previous winners of the 3MT competition are not eligible to participate. A competitive candidate should have a well-conceived dissertation project, compelling data collected, and a novel story to share.
Master's students must be actively engaged in thesis research. Nonthesis master's students are not eligible. Graduates of Tech and previous winners of the 3MT competition are not eligible to participate. A competitive candidate should have a well-conceived thesis project, compelling data collected, and a novel story to share.
What are the prizes?
For Ph.D. students:
- Winner: $2,000 research travel grant
- Runner-up: $1,500 research travel grant
- Third Place: $1,000 research travel grant
For master’s students:
- Winner: $1,000 research travel grant
- Runner-up: $750 research travel grant
- Third Place: $500 research travel grant
One People's Choice winner will be selected from all participants (master’s and Ph.D.) and will receive a $500 research travel grant. (Voting for the People's Choice will take place live at the finals.)
NEW FOR THE 2021 COMPETITION: Any student who registers and submits a video entry will be entered into one of six drawings for a $50 Amazon gift card (based on the student’s college).