UNA 3MT - Three Minute Thesis

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The UNA Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition celebrates the outstanding research conducted by UNA students in all academic disciplines. 3MT was developed by The University of Queensland (UQ) and cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. UNA is a 3MT participating institution. Student researchers compete to effectively explain their research in at most three minutes, using language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. Competitors are allowed one static slide, but no other resources or props are permitted. Winners from the College competitions advance to the University competition and both the College 3MT and University 3MT competition winners will be awarded monetary prizes (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and People's Choice). UNA 3MT is supported by the Center for Student Research.

Registration Deadline TBA Register here
College contests - ACoN & CoEHS April 1, 2020 @ 5 PM

Norton Auditorium
Video submission

College contests - CoB & CoAS April 1, 2020 @ 6 PM

Norton Auditorium
Video submission

University 3MT April 6, 2020 @ 2:30 PM Norton Auditorium

Admission to the 3MT competition is free and the public is welcome. K-12 teachers are invited to attend with their students as part of a field trip day to UNA. Campus tours of research facilities and other educational activities are available to combine with 3MT attendance.

More information for participants is available on the UQ 3MT FAQ for Competitors. In particular, note that the purpose of the competition is not to adjudicate the value of the student researcher's project. Rather the contest is designed to promote academic research and the skills to communicate research to a general audience. Student researchers and Faculty mentors are encouraged to review the 3MT Judging Criteria for more information.

For aditional information about the 3MT competition at UNA, contact any one of the following: Dr. Cynthia Stenger, or Dr. James Jerkins.

3MT is a registered trademark of The University of Queensland and is used by permission.