Have you heard the news? The University of Alabama at Birmingham will participate for the second time in the Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®). If you're interested in participating or learning more about the competition, you are encouraged to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, August 30 from 2 to 3 p.m. in Shelby Building Room 105.

3MT logo UABEstablished by The University of Queensland (UQ) in 2008, 3MT® is now held in at least 200 universities across more than 18 countries worldwide.

The Dean of UQ’s Graduate School, Professor Alastair McEwan, said 3MT® was designed to develop skills that will give students an important career advantage once they complete their studies. 3MT® provides a unique opportunity to profile and celebrate the innovative research conducted by postgraduate research candidates from around the world.

“It is a reality that many PhD students will need to communicate their ideas and results to people who may not necessarily have expertise in their field,” Professor McEwan said. “3MT® develops the ability of students to communicate the significance and outcomes of their project in a short space of time.”

3MT is a competition that challenges research students to communicate the significance of their projects to a general audience in just three minutes. The concept sprang from the UQ Graduate School in 2008, and competitions are now run in over 200 institutions internationally. 3MT® contestants must condense their research into a brief, engaging presentation for a non-specialist audience, using a single presentation slide.

UAB's event will take place on October 5, 2017 during Homecoming Week. The registration deadline is September 15, 2017.

More information and how to register for UAB's 3MT is available on our event page.

More information about 3MT® is available at threeminutethesis.org.