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Three Minute Thesis®

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition was developed by the University of Queensland and celebrates the exciting research conducted by graduate students. Participants have just three minutes and one slide to present compelling oration on their thesis or dissertation topic and its significance.

The competition cultivates student’s academic, presentation, and research communication skills, and helps graduate students to effectively explain their research in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. The 3MT® competition is now held in over 200 universities across more than 18 countries worldwide. Click here to view winning presentations from around the globe.

Event Information – 2018 3MT

The 2018 Boise State University Three Minute Thesis competition will take place on Tuesday, April 10th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The event will be held in the Clearwater Building at City Center Plaza, Room 221. All are welcome to attend — the event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

UPDATE: Dedicated Shuttle Service
A dedicated 3MT shuttle has been chartered to offer express transportation to and from City Center. This shuttle will operate between the hours of 8:30 am and 12:30 pm. The shuttle will begin at the SUB (pickup at Bronco Circle) then it will stop at the corner of University and Earle (outside the Brady Garage).  It will run downtown and then loop continuously until 12:30 pm.

Participant Information

Eligibility

Registration for 2018’s Three Minute Thesis competition in now closed. Thank you for your interest!

Judging

Judging will be based on the following:
  • Communication Style: Was the thesis topic and its significance communicated in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience?
  • Comprehension: Did the presentation help the audience to understand the research?
  • Engagement: Did the oration make the audience want to know more?

Preparing Your 3MT® Presentation

Please contact Wayne Cochrane at waynecochrane@boisestate.edu for questions regarding your 3MT presentation.

2017 Three Minute Thesis  
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Congratulations to our 2017 Three Minute Thesis Winners: First Place Winner Kayla Griffin (Communication, M.A.)., Second Place Winner Mark Galaviz (Communication, M.A) and People’s Choice Winner Mike Henry (Materials Science & Engineering, Ph.D.). Click here to view the winning presentations.

For more information contact Wayne Cochrane at waynecochrane@boisestate.edu