Three Minute Thesis

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Three Minute Thesis

Three Minute Thesis


October 11, 2022    
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Bondurant Hall, room G100
321 S Columbia St, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 27514

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic competition that assists current graduate students with fostering effective presentation and communication skills. Participants have just three minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their research project to a non-specialist audience.

3MT Information Session (Virtual)
Thursday, September 22, 2022, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Preliminary rounds information (in-person)
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Last day to register to participate in the preliminary rounds

Monday, October 3, 2022
Preliminary Rounds, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., Graduate Student Center

Final 3MT competition in Bondurant Hall, room G100
Tuesday, October 11, 2022,
4:00-5:00 p.m., held during University Research Week.
First Place: $1000
Second Place: $600
People’s Choice Award: $400

For more information about 3MT, please visit the