Northern Michigan University presents the Three Minute Thesis, or 3MT, competition. This annual competition is held at over 600 universities in more than 65 countries. It gives graduate students the opportunity to showcase their theses. Competitors will have one slide and three minutes to explain their original research in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. The top three competitors earn a cash prize and the graduate winner will win $500 and travel to the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools competition in St. Louis.
The 3MT Competition will be held from 3-5 p.m. Feb. 7, in the University Center Charcoal Room.
The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, developed the 3MT and held the first competition in 2008.
To sign up, graduate students must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, program, and general research topic. There is a maximum of 18 student slots for presentations in the 2019 NMU competition.