Three Minute Thesis (3MT®)

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2017 University of Miami Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competitors

The Graduate School is excited to bring the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition, developed by The University of Queensland (click here for information), to the University of Miami.  During the 3MT® competition, doctoral students across departments present their dissertations to a university audience in three minutes using a single PowerPoint slide. This unique opportunity helps students strengthen academic and presentation skills, while promoting cross-departmental connections and interdisciplinary work during the Networking Event held after the competition. The first-place winner, runner-up, and people's choice winner receive a monetary prize.

Click here to view the announcement for the first annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition at the University of Miami, Monday, April 3, 2017, from 5:30-7:30pm, in the Senate Room of the Shalala Student Center.  All are invited!

Click here to view the event program, which contains a list of all competitors.


2017 Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition Winners

First Place

Matthew Phillips
MD/PhD Student Microbiology and Immunology
Presentation Title: Effects of the Environmental Pollutant, PCBs, on the Gut
Mentor: Maria Abreu


Daniel Sheridan
PhD Counseling Psychology
Presentation Title: Sexual Orientation Disclosure and Concealment: A Model-Driven Meta-Analysis
Mentor: Debbiesiu Lee 




Marc Weintraub
PhD Psychology
Presentation Title: Reactivity to Positive and Negative Social Situations in Individuals at High-Risk for Schizophrenia
Mentor: Amy Weisman de Mamani



People's Choice

Karla Rivera Caceras
PhD Biology
Presentation Title: Conversation Rules in Duetting Birds
Mentor: William Searcy