3MT: Three Minute Thesis



The Graduate College is pleased to sponsor the Sixth Annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition for graduate-student researchers. This annual event is an opportunity for students to build their communication skills by creatively describing their research in ways that make it relatable and relevant to a non-specialist audience. One static slide may be used while speaking for up to three minutes. We hope you will join our 2021 3MT Competition - click here to register. Timelines and guidelines are listed below. Enjoy the videos of past award winners’ presentations, or an entire final round of competition.

Participation Timeline

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What is 3MT?

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Eligibility

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Prizes

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Judging Criteria

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Presentation Feedback

For feedback on your 3MT slide or the speech you are planning to incorporate into your 3MT presentation, please make an appointment with a writing consultant at the Center for Communication Excellence.

Contact

3MT Committee (3mtcompetition@iastate.edu):
Sarah Huffman
Denise Vrchota
Misty Treanor
Sarah Igram