Three Minute Thesis Competition
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland in 2008. Participants present a compelling oration of their thesis and its significance in three minutes or less. The competition challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience. The College of Education competition will be held in the Community Room, which is located on the third floor of the David Adamany Undergraduate Library, on January 24, 2018, at 5 p.m.
Master's students completing a thesis or Ph.D. students in the College of Education who are enrolled in a course during the winter 2018 semester are encouraged to participate. Students in the Ed.D. program are not eligible to compete.
- Participants can use only one static PowerPoint slide. (No transitions, animations, or movement are allowed.)
- No additional electronic media are allowed.
- No props (e.g., costumes, musical instruments, models, laboratory equipment) are permitted.
- Presentations are limited to three minutes; competitors who exceed the time limit will be disqualified.
- Presentations must be spoken word. No poems, raps, or songs are allowed.
- Participants must deliver their remarks from the podium.
- Presentations are considered to have begun when participants begin speaking or moving.
- Judges' decisions are final.
A panel of judges will evaluate participants' presentations in four areas: content, comprehension, communication, and engagement. Click here to view the rubric.
Two winners will each receive a $500 scholarship. Both winners will advance to the WSU Graduate School 3MT competition, which is scheduled to take place on March 6, 2018, during the Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium.
- 3MT Competitor Guide by The University of Queensland (2017)
- 3MT: The Three Most Common Mistakes, video featuring Inger Mewburn, director of research training at Australian National University
- 3MT: Three Tips to Help You Prepare a Winning Presentation, video featuring Rosanna Stevens, 2014 winner of the Australian National University 3MT competition
- How to Talk about Your Thesis in Three Minutes, a Prezi presentation by Inger Mewburn (2012)
- Making the Most of Your Three Minutes, a guide by Simon Clews
- Winning Tips for Preparing a Three-Minute Thesis Presentation, video by Sean McGraw
- Disrupting the Domino Effect of Child Maltreatment by Michelle Brown, winner of the 2016 3MT competition at the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development
- Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Vascular Function during Sitting by Rob Duguid, winner of the 2017 3MT competition at Miami of Ohio University
- Eighth Grade Girls, Identity, and Facebook Status Updates by Megan Pozzi, winner of the 2013 3MT competition at Queensland University of Technology
- Influence of Positive and Negative Diversity Interactions on Psychological Well-Being by LaVonya Bennett, first place and People's Choice winner of the 2017 3MT competition at the University of Oklahoma
- Language and Gender: Actions Needed by Chris Poulsen, winner of the 2016 3MT competition at Queensland University of Technology
- Mind Body 1: Training the Brain by Training the Body by Nicholas Davenport, second runner up at the 2017 3MT competition at Florida Atlantic University
- Now You See It by Rosanna Stevens, winner of 2014 3MT competition at Australian National University
- The Role of Race in Student Affairs and Supervision by Jessica Gunzburger, winner of the 2016 3MT competition at Miami University
- Square Peg, Round Hole by Leonard Taylor, People's Choice winner at the 2016 3MT competition at the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development
- Who's Your Cody? by Malissa Sanon, People's Choice winner at the 2017 3MT competition at Florida Atlantic University College of Education
- Why Do Canadian Millennial Teachers Leave the Profession? by Lena Shulyakovskaya, winner of the 3MT competition at the University of Calgary
- Writing and Technology: The Effects of Experimental Instruction in First-year College Courses by William Barry, winner of the 2014 3MT competition at Texas State University
Interested students must sign up to compete by January 19. Click the button below to register.