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Three Minute Thesis Competition at W&M

Up to $1,000 in prizes!

Join us for an evening of rapid-fire research talks!

Hold the Date: the evening of Wednesday, March 20, 2024, in the Commonwealth Auditorium. Reception to follow. Free and open to the public.

The 3MT is a signature event of the Graduate & Honors Research Symposium.

View the Symposium's online program for more information.

What is the 3MT®?
What do I get out of it?
  • Cultivate your presentation and research communication skills;
  • Practice your ability to effectively explain your research in under three minutes, in language appropriate for a general audience;
  • Promote your research and receive feedback from a panel of judges;
  • Celebrate the diversity of exciting research happening at W&M;
  • Win one of four prizes from a pool of $1,000!
How do I compete?
  • The competition is open to W&M graduate students from A&S. Students should be able to present original research.
  • There are only 14 slots available! First come, first served. Registration details coming soon!
  • To prepare for the competition, participants will attend at least two special Grad Center workshops on 3MT presentation skills and will receive coaching and feedback.
  • Use this form to Register. Deadline: February 20, 2023, 11:59 p.m., ET.

Questions? Contact [[sgglos, Sarah Glosson]], Director of the Graduate Center.

This event is generously supported by the Graduate Studies Advisory Board and the Office of Graduate Studies.