Three Minute Thesis Competition

What is Three Minute Thesis (3MT)?

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition celebrates the exciting research conducted by graduate students. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), 3MT cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. 

The first 3MT competition was held at UQ in 2008 with 160 Research Higher Degree students competing. In 2009 and 2010 the 3MT competition was promoted to other Australian and New Zealand universities and enthusiasm for the concept grew. Since 2011, the popularity of the competition has increased and 3MT competitions are now held at over 600 institutions worldwide.

3MT at Georgetown University

The Library, the Writing Center, and the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences invite any graduate student to share their thesis or dissertation in just three minutes at Georgetown’s first Three Minute Thesis competition for a chance to win up to $500!

The competition will be held on April 5th at 5:00pm in Lauinger Library. While it's too late to register to compete, join us to listen to your colleagues share their Three Minute Thesis! Questions? Contact Suzanne Chase at

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Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 5:00pm

Joseph Mark Lauinger Memorial Library, Murray Conference Room (5th floor)
37th and O St., N.W., Washington

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Academic Events, Special Events, Research, Graduate Student


Students, Faculty/Staff, Public


Graduate School of Arts and Sciences


graduate school of arts & sciences




Open to the public and the press?


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Suzanne Chase

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