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 presentations 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 10 a.m. NST on Monday, Nov. 23, 202o via Webex. Applications must be received by noon, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020.

If you have any questions about the Faculty of Science 3MT competition, please call Nancy Bishop at (709) 864-3414 or email nlbishop@mun.ca

APPLICATION

Completed applications should be sent to nlbishop@mun.ca

• The School of Graduate Studies is hosting a university wide competition from 2-4 p.m. NST on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 via Webex. Their deadline for receipt of applications is Nov. 20, 2020. If you wish to be considered for this competition, you must apply directly to the School of Graduate Studies.

Contact

Faculty of Science

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000