Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®)

Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®)


The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a competition that includes both masters and doctoral students. The competition is based on the students’ abilities to communicate their thesis or dissertation research. Each student is given three minutes and the use of one PowerPoint slide to present the significance of his or her research topic. According to , this competition’s genesis was formulated by the University of Queensland, which challenges graduate students conducting research to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes in a language appropriate to a nonspecialist audience.

What is the Three Minute Thesis and why should you participate?



The impact of increased parent and community involvement activities on student academic growth in mathematics, Jason Arledge

The effect of using board games in reducing language anxiety and improving oral performance, Yi-Chun Cheng

Impact of habitat modification and human disturbance on the basking behavior of the endangered ring map turtle (graptemys oculifera), Jessica Heppard

In the year of Earth: Notes from the epicenter, Samyak Shertok

How multiple weather conditions can combine to affect the whole microbial community, Bram Stone

A review of our understanding of the biology of depression, Stephen White


Development of nanostructured lipid carriers which will apply to burns development, Ajinkya Bhagurkar

Inducing fear of pain in a group of people with migraines to see if fear of pain leads to a violent behavior during and after a stressful computer task, Anna Katherine Black

The impact of human habitat modification in disturbances on the basking behavior of the endangered ringed map turtle, Jessica Heppard

The destructively beautiful properties of light, Hailey Hodge

Catalysts to reduce greenhouse submissions into a respective energy, Joseph Lee

Re-central the lives of the African-Americans who lived in "servant quarters"; Reinterpret the physical space itself, George McDaniel


Alternative mating tactics in male green tree frogs, Sarah Crocker Buta

Properties and uses of ferroelectric materials, Chandrima Chatterjee

The Memphis photographer, William Eggleston, Amanda Malloy

The effect of climate change on Gorgonian corals in the Caribbean, Mark McCauley

The scarification of our own bodies and the subsequent retelling of the stories that go along with them, Whitney Turnipseed


Desired properties of a medication adherence questionnaire, Amod Athavale

Impact on balance while walking in occupational footwear, Harrish Chandler

Social disorganization theory and rule violation rates in university residence halls, William Fennell

Characterizing PE, recess, and academically-related movement activities relative to moderate to vigorous physical activity, Riley Galloway

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and how they interact together, Terri Hovius

How founding fathers conceptualized their role as actual fathers and understand how the ideas bound up in the American Revolution impacted masculinity, the home and ultimately fatherhood, Travis Jaquess

Are plants increasing methane emissions from wet lands?, Michael Keating

Mycorrhizal markets: The influence of pine genetics on resource prices, Mariah Meachum

The coupling between the wind and the ground, Vahid Naderyan

Trait correlations in Loblolly Pine, Bridget Piculell

Under what circumstances are physicians prescribing anti-psychotics to our children?, Sujith Ramachandran

Karlodinium Veneficum: Ecological disaster or pharmaceutical savior, Amanda Waters