Register for 3MT

Are you a PhD Student? Think you can describe your research and its importance in 3 minutes? Register for the 2019 3MT Competition. Registration ends February 8, 2019.

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. All preliminary round dates are listed on the 3MT website. Preliminary Round winners win their choice of $1,000 towards a research/travel grant or credit to the University Technology Store. 

Additionally, in collaboration with the Global Communication Center (GCC), the Libraries will offer three workshops geared towards students interested in participating in this year’s competition. All workshops will be held from 5:00pm – 6:00pm in IDeATe Studio B, located within Hunt Library. The three workshops are:
 
Wednesday, January 23: Crafting a Compelling 3MT Presentation
Wednesday, January 30: Refining Your 3MT Presentation and Message
Wednesday, February 6: Visualizing for 3MT: Slide Design

Then what? CMU's 2019 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, March 26, from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in Kresge Theater, CFA Building. 

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

Register Now!

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