Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition – 2022

The Graduate School proudly presents the 9th annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition!

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland in Australia. Graduate students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis/internship/research project and its significance. The exercise fosters academic, presentation, and research communication skills, while developing students’ abilities to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

This year’s competition will be Monday, November 14, 4-6pm, Addlestone Library, Room 227. Applications are due Friday, October 14, 5pm to


  • A single static PowerPoint slide (no slide transitions, animations, or movement of any description; the slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration) is permitted.
  • No additional electronic media (e.g., sound and video files) are permitted.
  • No additional props (e.g., notecards, costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted.
  • Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.
  • Presentations are to be memorized in spoken word (e.g., no poems, raps, or songs).
  • Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts the presentation through movement or speech.
  • The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.


1st place: $500 and an opportunity to participate in the regional competition

2nd place: $250

People’s Choice: $200

Watch our 2021 Winners!

First Place: Shannon Bley, MS. Marine Biology

Second Place (2 Winners): Bryan Granger, M.S. Data Science and Analytics

Lucas Vaughan, M.S. Mathematical Sciences

People’s Choice (2 Winners): Delaney Drake, M.S. Marine Biology

Judith Taylor, M.S. Environmental and Sustainability Studies

APPLY NOW!! The application can be found on our website: Completed applications are due by Friday, October 14 at 5pm and should be submitted to

For more information visit If you have questions please email or give us a call at 843.953.5614.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>