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 the Startup and Innovation Collaboratory (CoLab) powered by Blackstone LaunchPad. The event is sponsored by the Innovation Hub powered by UB's Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships.
The eighth annual Three Minute Thesis competition will take place on Friday, March 1, 2024.
Register to compete in the 3MT preliminary competition taking place Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 2023.
Currently enrolled UB doctoral students actively engaged in dissertation research who have been admitted to candidacy are eligible to participate. UB 3MT finalists who competed in previous years are not eligible.
A competitive candidate should have a well-conceived dissertation project, compelling data collected and a novel story to share. Work presented must have been conducted at the University at Buffalo for the student’s current degree program. Participants must be available to present, virtually, on the day of the competition. All presentations will be videotaped and will appear on the Three Minute Thesis website.