World Water Day 2022: Student Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Opportunity

World Water Day 2022 will be celebrated virtually at Michigan Tech March 17 to 22, 2022. World Water Day (WWD) has been celebrated annually at Michigan Tech since 2007.  On March 22 KBIC Tribal Water Day will be observed and Michigan Tech World Water Day speakers will present talks.  An art show and other virtual student engagement activities are also scheduled. World Water Day is sponsored by the United Nations. This year’s theme is “Groundwater – Making the invisible visible.”

This year’s events also include a student Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Cash prizes will be awarded for (1) original student research; and (2) course-based research. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded in both categories.

To register for the Three Minute Thesis competition, complete this Google form. Students must register by Friday, March 4th. Once registered, the WWD Committee will send a second form for registered students to submit their video and supporting materials, which will be due by Friday, March 18.

View Michigan Tech’s 2020 winning 3MT presentation by Jordan Ewing here. This is a great opportunity for students to enhance their skills in presenting and communicating their research and coursework to a general audience. Please direct questions to Robert Handler (

Download an info sheet below.

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