Three Minute Thesis

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Sponsored by the Graduate Student Congress, 3MT® is a research communication initiative requiring graduate students to speak succinctly and engagingly about their current research to a non-specialist audience.

The University of Kentucky Graduate School and The Graduate Student Congress are affiliating with the University of Queensland (Australia) to bring the internationally recognized 3MT® competition to Lexington. To learn more about the purpose and history of the competition, click here.

2017 3MT® Information

The Graduate Student Congress will host several workshops to help you prepare for the competition. Participation in workshops is recommended, but not required.

What is the 3MT?: An Introduction to the Three-Minute Thesis

Thursday, September 14, 2017
5:00-6:30pm
White Hall Classroom Building, Room 338

The PowerPoint from this workshop is available here.

Getting to Your Point: How to Tell Your Story in 3 Minutes or Less

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
5:00-6:30pm
White Hall Classroom Building, Room 338

Visually Representing Your Idea - How to Show Your Story in One Slide

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
5:00-6:30pm
White Hall Classroom Building, Room 338

Putting It All Together - Synthesis and Practice

Thursday, September 28, 2017
5:00-6:30pm
White Hall Classroom Building, Room 338

To learn more about the 3MT Competition, view the video below. Carleigh Fedorka and Andrew Welleford discuss their experiences preparing for and competing in the 3MT Competition.

Rules and judging criteria

7 Steps to Effective Communication (PPT)

Videos of previous winners from various universities

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For additional information, contact Anna Bedsole, Vice President of the Graduate Student Congress, at anna.stone@uky.edu or Dr. Morris Grubbs at morris.grubbs@uky.edu

The University of Kentucky Graduate School and The Graduate Student Congress are affiliating with the University of Queensland (Australia) to bring the internationally recognized 3MT® competition to Lexington. To learn more about the purpose and history of the competition, click here.

ARCHIVE OF UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY 3MT® COMPETITIONS

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Spring 2014

Click here for "UK at the Half" radio interview with graduate students about the 3MT®, which aired Jan. 28, 2014.

Fall 2013