The 2023 Final Round 3MT Competition was on April 19th
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The Three-Minute (3MT) Competition challenges students to talk about the significance of their research in just 3 minutes! The Final Round 3MT competition was held on April 19th from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Thank you for attending!
The 3MT Competition offers a great opportunity to celebrate research! Award Winners are listed below!
2023 3MT Award Winners - Pre-Candidacy/Masters
|Sally||Farhat||Journalism||Perceived Credibility of Biased News Organizations by Partisan Audiences|
|Zachary||Lazri||Electrical and Computer Engineering||Building A.I. on Accuracy and Ethics|
|Behrad||Soleimani||Electrical and Computer Engineering||Tracing Brain Connectivity Over Time: Insights from Auditory Processing and Stroke Rehabilitation|
|Alexander||Taylor||Geology||Between a Rock and a Hard Plate: Subduction Metamorphism|
2023 3MT Award Winners - Post-Candidacy
|Sahra||Ibrahimi||Maternal and Child Health||The Association Between Women’s Autonomy and Maternal Health Outcomes in Afghanistan|
|Mengyu||Liang||Geographical Sciences||How can satellites help forests grow better from space?|
|Amelia||Lindsay-Kaufman||Geology||Primordial Sponges and the Origin of Animals|
|Avi||Schwarzschild||Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation||Deep Thinking: Iterative AI Models|
2023 3MT Finalists
|Tzu-yi Zoe||Chen||Music||Departure, Conflict, and Rebirth in Franz Liszt's Musical Language|
|Di-Tu||Dissassa||Counseliing, Higher Education, and Special Education||Working towards Well: Exploring Work and Wellness for Black Professionals in Higher Education|
|Livingstone||Imonitie||Civil and Environmental Engineering||Analysis of Vehicle Crashes in Maryland|
|Shawn||Janzen||Information Studies||Risky Business: Managerial Approaches to Cybersecurity|
|Zeynep||Kacar||Statistics||Phylogenetic Trees of Liver Cancer: How Understanding Clonal Diversity Could Lead to Personalized Treatments|
|Sai Thegaswini||Pamuru||Civil and Environmental Engineering||Compost: Putrid Peat or Pedological Panacea?|
|Arjun||Savel||Astronomy||Seeing in 3D: Examining clouds, chemistry, and climate in exoplanet atmospheres|
|Shrushti||Shah||Business and Management||Will climate change affect the mortgage industry?|
|Sarah||Silberman||Criminology||Exploring Sexual Misconduct in Academia|
|Yesenia||Yanez||Criminology||Mitigating Mass Shooting Severity|
|Xinyi||Zhang||Counseliing, Higher Education, and Special Education||How do Chinese American mothers talk about race with their young children?|
Next year's competition will be held in March and April 2024.
The 3MT competition challenges students to communicate the significance of their research projects to a non-specialist audience in just THREE MINUTES! The University of Maryland Graduate School invites graduate students from all disciplines to compete in the annual Three-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT). The competitions take place in March and April.
Participation in the 3MT competition provides students with...
Experience in presentation skills and public speaking
Practice talking about their research to a non-specialists audience
Better perspective about how their research fits into the larger picture
An opportunity to learn how to showcase their work to prospective employers
Networking opportunities with students and faculty on campus
An overall positive experience that promotes academic and professional growth
Recognition and prizes
The Graduate School's 3MT competition takes place in two rounds. The first-round college-level competitions occurs in March. Winners from the first-round competitions win a college-level prize and advance to the final round 3MT competition which is scheduled for April 19, 2023. To learn more about your college level competition, please consult your college-level 3MT competition contact.
2023 3MT Competition Guidelines - 2024 3MT Guidelines will be available in the Fall.
REGISTER for the 2023 3MT Competition HERE - 2023 registration is closed.
Preparing for the 3MT
Students who are considering competing in the 3MT Competition are encouraged to take advantage of some of the 3MT resources available to them. It is also important to read the 3MT guidelines carefully. Please reach out to your college’s 3MT contact at any time to learn more about your college-level competition.
If you have any questions, please email Program Manager Robyn Kotzker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important 2023 Dates for 3MT Participants
|March 3||Deadline to register for the 3MT Competition (extended to March 3|
|March 6||If first-round is virtual, deadline to submit 3MT video and slide, If first-round is in-person, competition date will be set by the colleges.|
|March 6 - 31||5 College-level 3MT Competitions. College-level winners to be announced by March 31, 2023.|
|April 1 - 18||Semi-finalists prepare for final round competition|
|April 19||Final Round 3MT Presentations (in-person). Winners and honorable mentions announced April 20, 2023|
View the History and Overview of the 3MT Competition for more information.