The 2017 3MT® Preliminary Rounds have concluded! The winners advancing to the 3MT® Texas State University Final are...
Preliminary Round Group 1 – First Place Doctoral: Erika Nielson, Developmental Education
Preliminary Round Group 1 – First Place Master's: Arthi Nagarajan, Computer Science
Preliminary Round Group 1 – Overall Runner-Up: Archana Gujjari, MSEC
Preliminary Round Group 1 – People's Choice: Freda Byson, Adult, Professional, and Community Education
Preliminary Round Group 2 – First Place Doctoral: Starla Thornhill, Aquatic Resources
Preliminary Round Group 2 – First Place Master's: Kathryn Parsley, Biology
Preliminary Round Group 2 – Overall Runner-Up: Sonalee Bhattacharyya, Mathematics Education
Preliminary Round Group 2 – People's Choice: Joshua Harris, Health and Human Performance
Preliminary Round Group 3 – First Place Doctoral: Josi Robertson, Aquatic Resources
Preliminary Round Group 3 – First Place Master's: Allison Bordini, Biology
Preliminary Round Group 3 – Overall Runner-Up: Austin Leone, Biology
Preliminary Round Group 3 – People's Choice: Joni Schneider, Mathematics Education
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We encourage all members of the Texas State community to attend! (Plus, you can make your voice heard by voting for the People's Choice winner!)
Come for the presentations - stay for the snacks and door prizes!
University Final will take place Tuesday, April 4th from 10:00am-12:00pm in the LBJ Ballroom
Awards for Each University Preliminary Group
1st Place Doctoral $150
1st Place Master's $150
Overall Runner-up $100
People's Choice $50
Awards for University Final
1st Place $500
People's Choice $250
Samantha Armbruster, Director of Main Street San Marcos
Dr. Sherri Benn, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Texas State University
Steve Frayser, Executive Director of STAR Park, Texas State University
Daniel Guerrero, Assistant Dean of Students, Texas State University
Laura Murray, Director, Development, University Advancement, Texas State University
Terence Parker, Associate Director, Retention Management & Planning, Texas State University
The Honorable John Thomaides, Mayor, City of San Marcos
What is 3MT®?
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ) in which graduate students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis / dissertation research and its significance. 3MT® is not an exercise in trivializing or ‘dumbing-down’ research, but instead challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience.
The first 3MT® was held at UQ in 2008 with 160 students competing. Enthusiasm for the 3MT® concept grew and it has now been adopted by numerous universities in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, the United Kingdom, Canada, Hong Kong and the United States. The Graduate College is excited about providing our students the opportunity to participate in the Texas State University 3MT® Competition.
Accept the challenge to distill your research into a three minute presentation that is understandable to individuals outside of your field and participate in the Texas State University 3MT® Competition.
Videos from previous Texas State 3MT® competitions are available:
Videos of 3MT® winners from competitions at other universities are available at http://threeminutethesis.org/.
The 2017 Texas State University 3MT® Competition Eligibility
Graduate students currently enrolled in a Texas State University research Ph.D. or Ed.D. program and masters students on a thesis track are eligible to compete. The presentation must include findings/outcomes of research (that is, it can’t be a proposal that is presented, there must be at least preliminary findings).
How the 2017 Competition Works
University Preliminary Group Rounds - March 22nd & 23rd, 2017
After the Introduction to the 3MT® Shop Talk, registered students will be assigned a group number in one preliminary round group. Groups will consist of doctoral and master's students. Each group will send the top scoring doctoral student, top scoring masters student, overall runner up and the people's choice winner to the University Final.
University Final Competition - April 4th, 2017
The finalists will all compete in one final competition for one of three winning spots.
Questions about the 3MT®?
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at The Graduate College 512-245-2581