UMD Three-Minute Thesis Competition
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). View the History and Overview of the 3MT Competition for more information.
This year's 3MT Competition will take place in two rounds. The first-round will be at the college level and will take place in March. Winners from the first-round will advance to the Final Round in April. This years competition will be completely virtual. Students are asked to prepare a three-minute video presentation and one single static slide using the rules outlined in the guidelines.
In addition to 3MT Competition, students can participate in Graduate Student Government's (GSG) Graduate Research Appreciation Day (GRAD) which will be held on April 6 - 8. Graduate Research Appreciation Day (GRAD) provides an on-campus conference-style venue in which graduate students from all academic backgrounds can share their research or work, obtain valuable faculty and peer feedback, and hone their communication skills within the comfort of their own campus environment. GRAD submissions will be 3MT videos. Students can participate in both GRAD and 3MT with one video!
Both The 3MT Competition and the GRAD 3MT Competition offer students the opportunity to hone their skills in presenting their work. Graduate students from all disciplines are eligible to participate!
Attention Engineering Students: Please CLICK HERE for more information about registering to compete.
|February 22:||Deadline to register to compete|
|March 1:||Deadline to submit your self-made video and slide|
|March 26||College-Level First-Round competitions will select up to 4 Semi-Finalists|
|March 27 - April 15:||Semi-finalists prepare for the Final-Round|
|April 15:||Deadline for Semi-Finalists to submit final version 3MT and slide|
|April 30:||Campus-Level Final-Round Competition will name 6 3MT Campus-Level Winners|
The Graduate School held 3 workshops over in the Fall and Winter. Workshop slides are available here.
Schedule an appointment with a Writing Fellow or Oral Communications Fellow
We ask that you create a self-made three-minute video. You can do this at your home, but you also have the option to use one of the 8 One Button Studios on campus to help you prepare it. One Button Studios provides a high definition camera, high-directional condenser microphone, and studio lighting.
College-Level 3MT Contacts
CMNS: Charles Delwiche (email@example.com)
ENGR: Nick Slaughter / Min Wu (firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com)
ARHU: Ralph Bauer / Betsy Yuen (firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com)
BSOS: Wayne McIntosh / Jean McGloin (firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com)
ARCH: Madlen Simon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
EDUC: Kimberly Griffin / Moya Malcolm (email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org)
INFO: Eun Kyoung Choe / Emily Dacquisto (email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org)
JOUR: Ron Yaros / Serap Rada (email@example.com)
AGNR: Maile Neel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
BMGT: Justina Blanco / Nkemdirim Onokala (email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org)
PLCY: Taryn Faulkner (email@example.com)
SPHL: Stephen Roth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Campus-Level 3MT Contact
Robyn Kotzker (email@example.com)
2020 3MT Award Winners Announced!
2020 3MT Award Winners
Lauren Jonas, Marine Estuarine Environmental Science
Byeol (Star) Kim, Mechanical Engineering
Izetta Autumn Mobley, American Studies
Varun Suryan, Computer Science
Xin Tian, Electrical and Computer Engineering
2020 3MT Finalists
Daniel Escobar, Aerospace Engineering
Jaehoon Jeong, Decisions, Operations, and Information Technology
Binbin Peng, Urban and Regional Planning and Design
Past 3MT Award Recipients
Amanda Burkholder, Human Development and Qualitative Methodology
Kyla Cools, Anthropology
Fiona Jardine, Information Studies
Liang Liang, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Suzanne Marselis, Geographical Sciences
Stephanie Yee, Counseling Psychology
Yuhan (Douglas) Rao, Geographical Sciences
Kelsey Gray, Bioengineering
Pravrutha Raman, Biological Sciences
Samuel Ramsey, Entomology
Min-A Cho, Physics
Sarah Hirsh, Environmental Science and Technology
Gabriele Betancourt-Martinez, Astronomy
Theresa Smith Chirles, Kinesiology
Pan He, Geographical Sciences
Carly Muletz Wolz, Biological Sciences
Thomas E. Winkler, Bioengineering
Sowmya Subramanian, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Amy Marquardt, Materials Science and Engineering
Zubin Adrianvala, Urban and Regional Planning
Pui Yu Ling, Geographical Sciences
Jason Sinclair, Animal and Avian Sciences