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What is 3MT? 

 

Three Minute Thesis, or 3MT® for short, is a spoken word thesis competition. 3MT is an opportunity for SBU graduate students to present their dissertation research findings to a general audience in THREE MINUTES with only one PowerPoint slide. Three Minute Thesis is  an international event founded at the University of Queensland. The goal is for students to engage all their communication skills to make their research vivid and engaging while emphasizing its key point without jargon.  

At Stony  Brook, our students also craft their talks as part of a  cohort, undergoing training from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. While there will be winners at the end, our primary goal is for all students to gain professional development and improve their skills in communicating their research. 

In 3MT, PhD candidates compete from any discipline.

From Physics . . .

 

to Psychology . . .

 

to Biomedical Engineering . . . 

 

to English . . . 

 

to Women's  Gender and Sexuality Studies...

 

to Neuroscience...

 

to  Art...

 

to  Computer Science...

 

to History.