Dr. Gerald H. Sanders Three Minute Thesis Competition

 Female student presenting at the 3 Minute Thesis Competition  Female student presenting at the 3 Minute Thesis Competition
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 Student contestant in front of a room presenting their research  Student contestant in front of a room presenting their research
 Group picture of 2017 3 Minute Thesis competitors  Group picture of 2017 3 Minute Thesis competitors
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An 80,000-word thesis would take 9 hours to present. Your time limit... 3 minutes!

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an exercise that develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of research students' capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes in a language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience. The 3MT® hosted by the Graduate School every spring semester. Monetary prizes are awarded to the 1st Place ($1000), 2nd Place ($750), and 3rd Place ($500) presentations selected by a panel of judges. An additional award of the People's Choice ($1000) selected by the audience is also awarded. The 3MT® is sponsored in loving memory of Dr. Gerald Sanders, Chair of the Department of Communications, Miami University, 1981-1992. Donors include Dr. Guorong Jiang and Hongyan Tang. In 2021 the 3MT® was be held virtually on February 24, 2021 at 5:00 pm EST. Interested in learning more about the 3MT®? Email the Graduate School at gradschool@miamioh.edu.

2021 3MT® Competition Winners

First Place

Caroline Reges, Biology

Second Place

Obed Dodo, Chemistry & Biochemistry

Third Place

Charles Xie, Chemistry & Biochemistry

People's Choice

Anindita Laz Banti, Architecture and Interior Design

2020 3MT® Competition Winners

First Place

Sarah Adut, Psychology

Second Place

Sarah Bass, Mechanical Engineering

Third Place

Muriel Truax, Political Science

People's Choice

Nethmi De Alwis, Chemistry and Biochemistry

2019 3MT® Competition Winners

First Place

Teng Keng Vang, Geography

Second Place

Elizabeth Sneddon, Psychology

Third Place

Anil Upreti, Biology

People's Choice

Lasith Kariyawasam, Chemistry and Biochemistry

2018 3MT® Competition Winners

First Place

Valerine Rajathi, Biology

Second Place

Shannon Speed, Kinesiology and Health

Third Place

Jyoti Kashyap, Biology

People's Choice

Shannon Speed, Kinesiology and Health

2017 3MT® Competition Winners

First Place

Frob Duguid, Kinesiology and Health

Second Place

Rey Nann Mark Ducay, Statistics

Third Place

Jake Godfrey, Biology

Megan Loftin, Kinesiology and Health 

People's Choice

Diane Berish, Sociology and Gerontology

2016 3MT® Competition Winners

First Place

Jessica Gunzberger, Student Affairs in Higher Education

Second Place

Jeffrey Brock, Physics

Third Place

Tanya Willard, Student Affairs in Higher Education

People's Choice

Morgan Eckenrod, Kinesiology and Health

2015 3MT® Competition Winners

First Place

Steven Distelhorst, Microbiology

Second Place

Jonathan Hulse, Biology

Third Place

Ray Nann Mark Ducay, Physics

People's Choice

Kristen DeMoranville, Biology

2014 3MT® Competition Winners

First Place

Amber Siebenaler Teufel, Microbiology

Second Place

Michael Denton, Student Affairs in Higher Education

Third Place

Yongming Deng, Chemistry