Registration closes Monday for 3MT challenge

The competition is on!

McMaster’s graduate students are once again invited to compete at the third annual McMaster Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition in February. In just 180 seconds, competitors are challenged to present their research – and its wider impact – to a diverse audience.

The 3MT is an opportunity for PhD candidates and thesis-based Master’s students from across all faculties, to build their presentation and communication skills. Students compete for cash prizes and an opportunity to present their 3MT at the Ontario 3MT competition at Western University, London, in the spring.

Competition registration is open until Monday, Jan 12.

In January, a series of workshops will be offered to help participants

  • develop a great slide
  • identify – and communicate – research impact
  • tailor their message so they can deliver an effective Elevator Pitch

These workshops will be delivered by representatives from federal funding agencies, community agencies and McMaster University.

Another new feature in this year’s competition: Each competitor will have the option to receive constructive feedback from contest judges through online adjudication software called PitchBurner.

For eligibility, rules of competition and to register for McMaster’s second annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, Feb. 10 – 12, visit the McMaster 3MT site.

If you’d like to see what a three-minute thesis presentation looks like, click here to watch videos of past year’s finalists, tips from Allison Sekuler, AVP and Dean, Graduate studies, and 3MT’s by Sekuler and Bonny Ibhawoh, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, Humanities »

What did you hope to gain from participating in the 3MT?