Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition
3MT competition 2016
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ) that celebrates the exciting research conducted by research students. PhD students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. 3MT challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience. Participation will help foster students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills.
The first 3MT was held at The University of Queensland in 2008 with 160 research higher degree students competing. Enthusiasm for the competition concept grew and its widespread implementation by universities has led to the development of an international competition.
Strong support for the competition exists in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia with more than 40 institutions coming together to participate in the 2014 Trans-Tasman 3MT Competition held at UWA. The global reach of the competition can be seen by the extent of participation with universities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Vietnam also hosting local 3MT events, as captured in the official 3MT Showcase.
The winner of the 2015 3MT competition was Adnan Mannan, School of Pharmacy, for his topic ‘The anti-diabetic potential of the herb “Teucrium polium”.
In 2014, Curtin student, Sarah Marley, took out first place at the Trans-Tasman final.
This is a fantastic opportunity for students to represent Curtin University at a national level as well as win prizes!