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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.

Questions?

Contact your faculty advisor or email chrisgass@wsu.edu.

Voiland College Qualifying Event

Date:
Thursday, March 11, 2021 – 2 pm

Prizes:

  • 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.

WSU Competition

Date:
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
7 pm – Northwest Public Broadcasting

Prizes:

  • 1st Place: $3,000 travel stipend
  • 2nd Place: $1,500 travel stipend
  • 3rd Place: $500 travel stipend

Voiland College Qualifying Event Winners

2021


Arjak Bhattacharjee
Materials Science and Engineering

Thesis: Effect of Essential Elements and Naturally Derived Molecules on Improving Biological and Mechanical Properties of Additively Manufactured Calcium Phosphate Based Scaffolds and Plasma Sprayed Coatings

2020


Ashley Vu
Mechanical Engineering

Thesis: Essential Elements, Vitamins, and Natural Medicinal Additives in Calcium Phosphate Ceramics for Bone Tissue Engineering

2019

Ayumi Manawadu.
Ayumi Manawadu
Civil Engineering

Thesis: Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of Concrete using Smart Piezo Modules (SPM)

2018

Dishary Banerjee shaking Dean Mary Rezac's hand.
Dishary Banerjee
Mechanical Engineering

Thesis: Calcium phosphate ceramics and natural medicine for bone tissue engineering