Three Minute Thesis (3MT®)
Three Minute Thesis is a research communication competition challenging Ph.D. students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in three minutes or less to a non-technical audience.
3MT is not an exercise in trivializing or “dumbing-down” research, but challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a wider audience.
Eligibility and Rules
Open to all doctoral candidates in good standing who have completed preliminary exams by the nomination deadline.
Nomination Deadline: Thursday, March 4, 2021
Rules and judging criteria can be found at 3mt.wsu.edu/rules.
Contact your faculty advisor or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, March 11, 2021
2 pm – Zoom
- 1st Place: $1,500 Scholarship for Fall 2021
- 2nd Place: $1,000 scholarship for Fall 2021
- 3rd Place: $500 scholarship for Fall 2021
Winner moves on to the WSU Competition.
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
7 pm – Northwest Public Broadcasting
- 1st Place: $3,000 travel stipend
- 2nd Place: $1,500 travel stipend
- 3rd Place: $500 travel stipend
Previous Voiland College Qualifying Event Winners
Ashley Vu – Mechanical Engineering
Thesis: Essential Elements, Vitamins, and Natural Medicinal Additives in Calcium Phosphate Ceramics for Bone Tissue Engineering
Ayumi Manawadu – Civil Engineering
Thesis: Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of Concrete using Smart Piezo Modules (SPM)
Dishary Banerjee – Mechanical Engineering
Thesis: Calcium phosphate ceramics and natural medicine for bone tissue engineering