School of Information Sciences

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition

Thursday, February 9, 2017 | 5:00 PM
Information Sciences Building, 3rd floor


2017 competitors to be announced.

Call for Participants

Calling all doctoral students and candidates! SIS is hosting its second annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition during iFest 2017 and you are invited to participate.

The 3MT is an academic competition that challenges PhD students and candidates to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience. 3MT celebrates the discoveries made by research students and encourages them to communicate the importance of their research to the broader community.

Developed by The University of Queensland in 2008, enthusiasm for the 3MT concept and its adoption in numerous universities led to the development of an international competition. In SIS' localized version of the 3MT, all doctoral students and candidates are eligible to compete. Don’t miss this opportunity to practice your presentation skills and have a chance to win a research travel grant!

Register to Compete

Register your intent to compete by completing this form.

Competition Rules

Judging Criteria

Comprehension & Content

Engagement & Communication


Winner will receive a $500 gift card to the University Store.

Presentation Resources


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