Three Minute Thesis (3MT) 


An 80,000 word dissertation or thesis would take 9 hours to present. Their time limit...3 minutes.

3MT Launch Event- Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 4 p.m.


Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) celebrates the exciting research and scholarship conducted by graduate students around the world. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ),  the competition allows students to share their work with a broad audience. 3MT promotes students’ academic and professional communication skills. Presenting a 3MT increases students' capacity to explain their scholarship while engaging (and entertaining) a general audience. All of this with personal presence and one PowerPoint® slide...
3MT at UAF

This year we are hosting an inaugural Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition, which we hope will become an annual event for our campus(es) and their communities.  We are working for this to be a hybrid event where students can participate via Zoom or in-person. Panels of judges will rank the presentations.  However, everyone will be able to watch the 3MT presentations and choose the People’s Choice winners.

To help students prepare for the 3MT®, the Graduate School will offer a series of workshops in collaboration with the Department of Communication and Journalism (COJO).  COJO faculty, Amy May, Director of the Speaking Center, and Rob Prince, Producer and Host of Dark Winter Nights,  will offer a series of workshops for students to develop and practice their presentation and story-telling skills.

Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 4 p.m. 

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February 17, 2021

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February 24, 2021

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