Three Minute Thesis (3MT) 

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...


Congratulations to our 2022 3MT Competition Winners!

1st Place: Aaron Salzman, College of Liberal Arts
2nd Place: Emily Stidham, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
3rd Place: Victor Devaux-Chupin, College of Natural Science and Mathematics 
UAF Alumni Association Prize: Victor Devaux-Chupin, College of Natural Science and Mathematics
People's Choice Award: Victor Devaux-Chupin, College of Natural Science and Mathematics
Most Improved Speaker Award:Emily Stidham, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

In addition to competing for cash prizes, this year's winner will be eligible to participate in the Western Association of Graduate Schools' regional 3MT competition in Spring 2023!


cash prizes

3MT at UAF

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 again offer a series of workshops for students to develop and practice their presentation and story-telling skills for this year's competition.
  • September 8 (1-2PM): Workshop #1: The Pillars of Your 3MT | Join the Zoom!
  • September 15 (1-2 PM): Workshop #2: Brainstorming Your Research Story | Join the Zoom!
  • September 20 (1-2): Workshop #3: Presenting your Research as a Compelling Story | Join the Zoom!
  • September 29 (1-2 PM): Workshop #4: Visualizing Your Research Story | Join the Zoom!
  • October 6 (1-2 PM): Workshop #5: It’s All About Delivery via Zoom | Join the Zoom!
  • October 13 (2-3 PM): Workshop #6:  Mock Trials & Feedback | Join the Zoom!

One-on-one with the Speaking Center Coaches 

3MT students are encouraged to schedule one-on-one sessions with the Speaking Center coaches to work on any aspect of content development and delivery.
3-Minute Thesis Preliminary Heats will be held on Thursday, October 20  at 4pm via Zoom.

The 3MT Finals will be held in-person on the Troth Yeddha' campus. 

Travel Support will be available for students who need to travel to Fairbanks for the finals. 

An in-person reception will follow the final to celebrate all participants.

Thursday, November 3, 2022
Location: Schaible Auditorium (UAF/ Troth Yeddha' Campus) and on Zoom
Time: 4:00 pm

Livestream of the event will be available on Facebook.


Fall 2022 3MT Launch Event

Spring 2022 3MT Mock Competition

Spring 2022 3MT Finals