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  • Three Minute Thesis Competition Is November 4

    The Graduate Student Government (GSG) is pleased to announce that registration for this year’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition is currently ongoing. Registration will close on October 23rd. The 3MT competition is an academic research communication competition originally developed by the University of Queensland, Australia, in 2008. Success and the growing popularity of the competition spread the idea across more than 900 universities in more than 80 countries around the globe. This year’s 3MT will be held on Thursday, November 4, 2021. The competition is planned to be held in-person, with preliminaries in the MUB Ballroom and the Finals held at the Orpheum Theater in Hancock.

    This competition offers an excellent opportunity for graduate students across the university to present their research to a general audience. It celebrates the exciting research conducted by graduate students. It supports their capacity to verbally summarize and explain their research in three minutes or less, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. We will also be holding a training session for the participants where we will cover how to present your research to a non-technical audience and adequately frame your research narrative. Participants are judged on their communication and presentation skills while delivering their content in just three minutes with one static PowerPoint slide. The winner of the competition will earn the opportunity to represent Michigan Tech at the regional 3MT competition.

    The competition is divided into two phases: preliminary rounds and a final round. The winner and runners-up will receive cash prizes of $300 and $150, respectively. Additionally, a People’s Choice award will be given to a speaker selected as the audience favorite, with a cash prize of $100.   

    The event is open to all active graduate students at any stage/path of their graduate studies at Michigan Tech. The registration for the competition is open now. If you think the competition will be beneficial to your grad students, please encourage them to take advantage of this amazing competition.

    For complete event information and the registration link, please visit or contact Shreya Joshi at

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