3MT - Three Minute Thesis Competition

Imagine having to explain the entire breadth and significance of your thesis in 1 slide and 3 minutes. The 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) competition asks you to do just that to a non-specialist audience. This fun and challenging academic competition gives Western Science graduate students the opportunity to improve their communication skills while potentially winning a first place prize of $1000. 

The 3MT Competition was originally developed by The University of Queensland, Australia, but since then, it has become a truly international phenomenon with global competitions held each year. The exercise develops the ability to effectively communicate complex research using open language, allowing you to explain the significance of your research to your peers and the wider community.

The qualifying heat for Western Science is Tuesday, February 13, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Physics & Astronomy Building, Room 100. The winner from the heat will go on to compete at Western's 2018 3MT Final and will have the opportunity to win the $1000. You must register before Tuesday, February 6, 2018, to compete.

Western Science wants to see science graduate students come out on top! We have organized two, free workshops: Secrets of Professional Storytelling (Monday, January 22, 2018) and Voice Dynamics & Body Language (Tuesday, February 6, 2018) to help you prepare and maximize your potential for success. Interested participants must register for each workshop before January 18.

We encourage you all to participate and the best of luck in the competition!