Three Minute Thesis Competition

3MT

Faculty of Science 

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed in 2008 by The University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia. Research students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. 3MT is not an exercise in trivialising or 'dumbing-down' research, but challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience.

The quality of the presentation is assessed by a panel of judges with no special background in the topic. The goal is to be able to highlight the importance of your thesis effectively and efficiently to a non-scientist audience. The value of this skill cannot be overstated; whenever you talk to colleagues, the media or the public, you need to present your research position clearly and concisely. Participating in a 3MT competition will provide you with valuable practice in this important skill.

There are two opportunities for Science students to compete: 

• The Faculty of Science will hold a competition for Science students at 11 a.m. NST on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 in C-2039. Applications must be received by noon, Monday, Nov. 8, 2021.

If you have any questions about the Faculty of Science 3MT competition, please email melanief@mun.ca

3MT Application

Completed 3MT Application should be sent to melanief@mun.ca

• The School of Graduate Studies is hosting a university wide competition on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. If you wish to be considered for this competition, you must apply directly to the School of Graduate Studies.