Three Minute Thesis

Naila Sahar stands in front of her slide and presents on stage.

UB's Seventh Annual Three Minute Thesis Competition will take place on Friday, March 3, 2023.

Developed by the University of Queensland, the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition celebrates the exciting research conducted by PhD students by cultivating students’ academic, presentation and research communication skills.

Participants are judged on the ability to effectively convey the essence and importance of their research in an engaging way to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes, with one PowerPoint slide.

The University at Buffalo 3MT Competition is co-hosted by the Graduate School and Blackstone LaunchPad. The event is sponsored by the Innovation Hub powered by UB's Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships.

New for Fall 2021

New for fall 2021, the 3MT micro-credential Communicating Research to Broad Audiences is an optional resource intended to help graduate students interested in participating in the Three Minute Thesis competition. Graduate students in all disciplines are eligible to participate.

Visit the 3MT micro-credential page for more information.