Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition

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What is 3MT®?

Now in its sixth year, the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition is designed for eligible students and young professionals, who indicated upon submission of a paper their desire to enter the competition and whose paper is accepted for either oral or interactive forum presentation.

The 3MT® contestants will make a presentation of three minutes or less, supported only by one static slide, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

3MT® Goals

The 2022 3MT® is designed to stimulate interest in the wide range of applications of microwave technology. Such information would help renew public interest in microwaves as a transformative technology that is rewarding both to those who study it, and to those whose daily lives benefit from incorporation of scientific developments in consumer products.

What is 3MT®, Why is it Beneficial, How is it Judged, and How to Prepare

Microwave Week 2022 3MT® Virtual Competition Rules
 

Microwave Week 2022 3MT® Committee

Aline Eid, Co-chair: aeid7@gatech.edu
Jimmy Hester, Co-chair: jimmy.gd.hester@outlook.com
Erin Kiley, Member: emkiley@mcla.edu
Daniel Tajik, Member: tajikd@mcmaster.ca
John Bandler, Senior advisor: bandler@mcmaster.ca
 

Three Minute Thesis® Briefing Session

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We encourage all 2022 attendees to come to the Briefing Session.

Abstract: The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition organizers will host a special session designed to introduce the competition, allow participants to familiarize themselves with the venue and facilities, remind participants of the goals of the competition, and to highlight important considerations that good 3MT® presentations should take into account.

Speakers:
Aline Eid, 2022 3MT® Co-Chair
Jimmy Hester, 2022 3MT® Co-Chair

Three Minute Thesis® Coaching Session

Date: TBA
Location: TBA
Time: TBA

We encourage all 2022 attendees to come to the Coaching Session.

Abstract: The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition organizers will host a special session for the competitors to get last-minute tips and feedback on their 3MT® presentations, and an opportunity to rehearse on the competition stage. Judges will not be present.

Speakers:
Aline Eid, Microwave Week 2022 3MT® Co-Chair
Jimmy Hester, Microwave Week 2022 3MT® Co-Chair

Three Minute Thesis® Competition

Date: TBA
Location: TBA
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Abstract: The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition, developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, in 2008, (see https://threeminutethesis.uq.edu.au/) “cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.” In three minutes or less, using only one static slide, and no other props, contestants deliver their presentation to a panel of non-specialist judges. These judges rank the contestants, based on how engaging, accessible, and compelling they made their presentation. A candidate who goes overtime is disqualified.