An 80,000 word thesis would take nine hours to present. Your time limit: three minutes.
Developed by the University of Queensland, the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition celebrates the exciting research conducted by PhD students by cultivating students’ academic, presentation and research communication skills.
Participants are judged on the ability to effectively convey the essence and importance of their research in an engaging way to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes, with one PowerPoint slide.
The University at Buffalo 3MT Competition is co-hosted by the Graduate School and Blackstone Launchpad powered by Techstars. All monetary prizes are generously funded by Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships.
The Fifth Annual 3MT Competition is currently being planned as a virtual event for Friday, March 5, 2021. This is subject to change as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves. Check back during the fall 2020 semester for additional details.
Currently enrolled UB doctoral students actively engaged in dissertation research who have completed their Application to Candidacy are eligible to participate. UB 3MT finalists who competed in previous years are not eligible.
A competitive candidate should have a well-conceived dissertation project, compelling data collected and a novel story to share. Work presented must have been conducted at the University at Buffalo for the student’s current degree program. Participants must be available to present, in person, at the 3MT competition. All presentations will be videotaped and will appear on the Graduate School's website.
All prizes for the fourth annul 3MT competition are sponsored by UB's Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships.
Video recording studios are available by reservation and free of charge in UB’s Silverman Library in Capen Hall. Watch yourself, assess your performance and share with others to get their feedback and improve your presentation.