Three Minute Thesis Competition

A student in professional dress talks into a hand-held mic as she presents her three minute thesis.

Brittney Miles, 2020 Three Minute Thesis first place winner.

UC's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition challenges students to summarize their research or scholarship for a nonspecialist audience using only three minutes of speech and a single PowerPoint slide.

Save the Date

UC's annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition 
Thursday, February 18, 2021, 10 a.m.
Virtual event

The winner of the 3MT competition will receive a $1,000 award, which will be posted to his/her Catalyst student account. Second and third place will receive $600 and $400, respectively.

The winner of UC's annual Three Minute Thesis competition will be registered to compete in the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools' regional 3MT® competition

2020 3MT Competition at UC

Last year's Three Minute Thesis competition occurred Thursday, February 20, 2020, 1819 Innovation Hub, room 230, 10 a.m. 

View the 2020 3MT winners!

Watch the 2020 UC 3MT presentations on the Graduate School's YouTube channel

Contact Us

Please email the Graduate School 3MT organizers ( with questions.