Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

  • October 10, 2017 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Umrath Lounge, Umrath Hall, Danforth Campus

The Liberman Graduate Center Presents the…

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

The Liberman Graduate Center of Washington University in St.Louis invites you to participate in the Fall 2017 Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition on October 10, 2017 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. 

The 3MT is an academic competition that challenges PhD students to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience.  3MT celebrates the discoveries made by research students and encourages you to communicate the importance of your research to the broader community.

The Liberman Graduate Center sponsored 3MT will be held at 4:00 pm on October 10, 2017 in Umrath  Lounge.  We would like to encourage all graduate students to participate.

The first Washington University 3MT was held on December 6, 2016.  Nine contestants competed in the final event with the three prize winners from different programs which included Social Work, Business and Engineering.  Don’t miss this opportunity to practice your presentation skills, meet other PhD candidates, and have a chance to win up to $1000.00 for academic travel!

To learn more about the competition history, rules and gain valuable preparation tips, visit the 3MT website

 First prize for the October 10, 2017  competition is $1000.00 study related travel advance, second prize is $250.00 and the People’s Choice is $100.00 .  If additional heats are required the winners of each heat will receive Amazon gift cards.  Applications will open soon and the deadline is September 26, 2017.

An information session for registered contestants will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm in the Liberman Center Conference Room DUC 300.

Please refer other questions or concerns to Kim McCabe at or Assistant Dean Ashley Macrander at