Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia. Students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. 3MT is not an exercise in trivialising or "dumbing-down" research, but challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience.
At the U of R, 3MT is part of an effort to provide students with an opportunity to develop their oral communication and presentation skills.
- First Prize: $1500 scholarship, and opportunity to represent U of R at the Western Regional Competition (travel, lodging, and registration expenses paid),
- Second Prize: $1000 scholarship,
- Third Prize: $500 scholarship
This year, the final will be in March, 2018