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UND to hold first annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition

UND will have its first annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition this Spring 2017.  The 3MT is a research communication competition, where graduate students have three minutes to compellingly and clearly present the significance and value of their research—whether thesis or dissertation—in language accessible to a non-specialist audience.

By Friday 3 February, the Graduate Program Director in your department will recommend two masters and two doctoral candidates.  If you know of a student who is interested and wants to be recommended, please have them contact your Graduate Program Director immediately.

Also, if you know of a graduate student in your department who may be interested in serving as a competition judge, please contact (701-777-3124) or (701-777-2762).

3MT is a growing and significant competition throughout the nation and world, and is especially important as an act of public scholarship highlighting the exciting research of UND’s graduate students to various UND stakeholders. In addition to enhancing our students’ ability to communicate the importance of their research to various publics, the competition will also provide student participation incentives including cash awards provided by UND’s School of Graduate Studies.


Preliminary:       9:00 – 1:00 PM ; Friday 7 April

Final      1:00 – 2:30 ;  Monday 10 April

Both competitions will be held at the Gorecki Alumni Center.

For your information, videos of recent winners from other schools can be found here: