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Three-Minute Thesis Competition

Three Minute Thesis

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.

It challenges graduate students to explain the significance of their research projects to a general audience in three minutes or less. Additionally, 3MT® provides a great opportunity for you to develop communication skills, showcase your research, as well as open doors to new collaborations and networks, all while competing for cash awards. Click here for information on eligibility, prizes and judging criteria.

2021 Winners

3MT WinnersLeft to Right: Latoyia Downs, Dr. Karen Coats, Sonia Stanciu, Joyee Washington
Grand Champion
Sonia Stanciu, M.S. student in the School of Polymer Science and Engineering
Upconversion: A Roller Coaster of Light
Major professor: Dr. Yoan Simon
Joyee Washington, Ph.D. student in the School of Education
Sex Education and Professional Development in Mississippi
Major Professor: Dr. Kyna Shelley
People's Choice
Latoyia Downs, Ph.D. student in the School of Biological, Environmental, and Earth Sciences
Understanding the Functional Role of Selenoproteins and the Unfolded Response in the Black-Legged Tick (Ixodes Scapularis)
Major Professor: Dr. Shahid Karim

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