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2018 University of Miami Three Minute Thesis 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. 

Three Minute Thesis Competition 2019

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition 2019: Applications are open! 

An information session for doctoral students interested in becoming competitors for the third edition of our Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition will take place next Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. Competitor applications are now open. Deadline: October 1. 

On the heels of our most successful 3MT Competition yet, the Graduate School and the Graduate Student Association are excited to begin the search for our 2019 competitors. The Graduate School will host an information session for prospective competitors on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 5:00-6:00 p.m., at the Ashe Administration Building, room 237.

This unique research-oriented event gives doctoral students the opportunity to persuasively present their dissertation topic before a live audience in less than three minutes, using a single PowerPoint slide. Participation in the 3MT® Competition can help students strengthen academic and presentation skills while promoting cross-departmental connections and interdisciplinary work. Monetary prizes will be awarded to the winner, runner-up, and people’s choice winner.

If you are (or know of) a doctoral student at the University who meets the following criteria, submit a competitor application today and be a part of this one-of-a-kind event!

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Student must be an active doctoral student in good academic standing
  • Student must be admitted to candidacy
  • The student’s dissertation must be near-completion prior to the date of the competition, as it is important that analyses have been completed and results and conclusions generated that can then be presented at the competition
    Applications are due on Monday, October 1, 2018.
To register for the information session on September 19, 2018, click here. If you have already decided you want to participate in the Spring 2019 competition, complete the competitor application here (research supervisor approval is needed). 

 

Three Minute Thesis Competition 2018 Winners

First Place

Belen Fadrique, Biology Ph.D. student- Forest Dynamics in the Andes-Amazon Region: Distribution of Native Woody Bamboo and its Effect on Ecology and Physiology 

Runner-Up

Kilan C. Ashad-Bishop, Cancer Biology Ph.D. student- The Role of LBH in Promoting Basal-Like Breast Cancer

Third Place

Narciso Quidley-Rodriguez Nursing Ph.D. student- Sexual Decision-Making among Men who Identify as Bears.  

Haley Mathis Philosophy Ph.D. student- Care Ethics: Morality Without Responsibility

People's choice

Kilan C. Ashad-Bishop, Cancer Biology Ph.D. student- The Role of LBH in Promoting Basal-Like Breast Cancer

For the full program of the event, click here.

 

Past Three Minute Thesis Competitions

3MT® 2018

 

3MT® 2017