BGREAT 3-Minute Thesis Competition

What is the 3MT?

An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present. The 3MT time limit ... 3 minutes.

  • The 3-Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition that challenges students to communicate the significance of their projects without the use of props or industry jargon, in just three minutes.
  • Originally established by the University of Queensland (UQ) in 2008, the competition challenges research students to communicate the significance of their projects in just three minutes, with the aid of a single, static slide.

University-wide 3MT Competition

  • The Graduate School hosts a University-wide competition held every November. 
  • All active graduate students who have advanced from their collegiate competition are eligible. 
  • Previous 3MT winners (first prize, runner-up, and people's choice) are not eligible to compete a second time.

The 2021 University-wide 3MT Competition will be held Friday, November 12, from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at Coffman Theater. The format will be hybrid, where presenters and attendees can participate in-person or online.   See the following link for more details:


Friday, November 12, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am