UMD Three-Minute Thesis Competition
The University of Maryland Graduate School invites post-candidacy doctoral students from all disciplines to compete in the annual Three-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT). The 3MT competition challenges students to communicate the significance of their research projects to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes.
The competition takes place during a two-week period in the Spring. First, applicants present their three-minute oral presentation to a Campus Selection Committee who selects up to 10 students to advance to stage 2 of the competition. Stage 2 occurs during Graduate Research Appreciation Day (GRAD Day) in April 2018. Please view last year's award winning presentations below.
Eligibility Information: Eligible students must be enrolled in a UMD doctoral program and must achieve PhD candidacy by June 1, 2017. Students must also be enrolled for Fall 2017 and expect to graduate no earlier than December 2017.
Registration Deadline: To register for this competition, please prepare an application package and submit it to the Graduate School by noon on Wednesday, March 15, 2018.
2017 3MT Award Recipients (3MT videos in progress)
Samuel Ramsey, Entomology
Min-A Cho, Physics
Sarah Hirsh, Environmental Science and Technology
2016 3MT videos
2015 3MT videos
2014 3MT videos