The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition is an academic competition that challenges PhD students to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience using only a single static slide. 3MT celebrates the discoveries made by PhD students and encourages their skill in communicating the importance of research to the broader community. The competition takes place annually at numerous universities around the world and was originally founded by the University of Queensland in Australia. WPI hosted its inaugural 3MT competition in 2018, and will run the competition annually each Spring. The 2019 3MT competition will take place on April 9 from 9:30-11:30 AM in the Rubin Campus Center Odeum. Please use this link to register to compete in the 2019 WPI 3MT competition (WPI PhD students only), to volunteer to judge (WPI Staff only) or to RSVP to attend (anyone).
PhD students that have completed their qualifying exam or equivalent milestone in their program are eligible to participate. Student presentations will be evaluated by a panel of judges that will award a first place prize of $500 and a runner-up prize of $250. The audience will select one presentation for a peoples’ choice prize of $100.