Three Minute Thesis Competition


The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition celebrates the exciting research conducted by graduate students. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), 3MT cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills.
The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

Competition Winners

Winners are eligilbe to compete in the University wide 3MT competition, which will be held at 4 pm on April 29th  in the Procrastinator Theatre. 

WebEx Recording of 2022 Competition

Judge's choice: Karlin Blackwell

People's choice: Behnaz Hosseini


  • Adewale Adeolu, Mathematical Sciences - Preservice Teachers Construction of Computational Thinking Practices Through Mathematical Modeling Activities 
  • Robin Belton, Mathematical Sciences - Hitting Two Biological Questions with One Data Analysis Stone
  • Karlin Blackwell, Microbiology and Immunology - Heligmosomoides polygyrus bakeri: Parasitic Worm Interactions and Autoimmune Disease
  • Ian Callen, Agricultural Economics and Economics - Advanced Course Access: Putting the “A” in Advanced Placement
  • Kirke Anderson Elsass, Histroy and Philosophy - Cemented Spaces: How Modern Cements Made Room for New Cultures in the Twentieth-Century United States.
  • Behnaz Hosseini, Earth Sciences - Slow as a sloth or rapid as a runner? Determining how quickly magma rises during volcanic eruptions
  • Sean Hoy-Skubik, Ecology - Strategies of Stress Resistance:  How do long-lived pines deal with rapid change?
  • Katrina Lyon, Microbiology and Immunology - Organoids: Lab-Grown Models for the Stomach's Self Defense
  • Michael Serio, Earth Sciences -  Chicken wings, dinosaur bones, and everything in between
  • Mathew Stump, History and Philosophy - Elijah "The Profit" Smith Having No Reservations: All Aboard the Oregon Trail of Tiers



Active PhD, Professional Doctorate (Research), and Master's candidates are eligible. Graduates are not eligible.


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