3MT Registration

UPDATE 2/7: In recognition of the fifth anniversary of 3MT, prizes for preliminary winners have been doubled! Preliminary round winners will now have their choice of either $1,000 towards their research/travel needs or a $1,000 credit in the University Computer Store to be used at their discretion.

Think you can describe your research and its importance in 3 minutes? Register for the 2018 3MT. Registration ends February 16, 2018.

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an internationally recognized competition that challenges PhD students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just 3 minutes, in language that anyone can understand. 3MT is not an exercise in trivializing or ‘dumbing-down’ research but requires students to consolidate their ideas, crystallize their research discoveries and capture the imagination of their audience.

Who's eligible to compete: CMU doctoral candidates. Come one, come all.

Why compete: Meet peers from around CMU and hear about what they're doing. (Very) good chance to win research/travel grants or technology prizes and gain early career recognition.

What happens next? Start practicing. All 3MT registrants will be scheduled to compete in preliminary rounds. All rounds run from 5:00 – 6:30pm in the Sorrells Library.

Then what? CMU's 2018 3MT Championship. Winners of preliminary rounds will compete for $500-$3000 in research/travel grants in the Three Minute Thesis Championship. The Championship will be held on Tuesday, April 10 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm in Kresge Theater, CFA Building. 

All preliminary rounds and the championship are open to the public to attend. 

Register Now!

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