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Call For Submissions: Three Minute Thesis

October 19, 2023

Submissions are now being accepted for the 7th annual ISU Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition on Thursday, Nov. 9. 

Founded by the University of Queensland in 2008, the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic competition that cultivates students’ presentation and science communication skills. The competition challenges them to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience. 

This year’s competition will be a hybrid online and in-person event, held at the L.E. & Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center in the Black Box Theatre at Idaho State University in Pocatello. 

Submissions are now open and are due by noon on Oct. 23. When completing the online submission form, you will need to provide the following information:

  • Student’s information: name, program, advisor, and degree program
  • Title of your 3MT presentation
  • Abstract of 3-5 sentences maximum that describes the content of the presentation
  • [Optional but highly recommended] Upload a profile picture of yourself to use for the event program and on social media to showcase your hard work

Any graduate student or doctoral candidate from any discipline at any point in their research are encouraged to apply and present their research for a chance of winning a monetary prize. The final judging scores will indicate the first, second and third place winners. All participants will be voted on by audience members for the People’s Choice Award.

Prizes are as follows:

  • 1st place: $2,000
  • 2nd place: $1,500
  • 3rd place: $1,000
  • People’s Choice: $500


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