Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition originally developed by The University of Queensland in 2008, and now has been widely adopted at universities around the world. The exercise challenges master’s and doctoral students to present a compelling talk on their thesis/dissertation topic and its significance. Many theses and dissertations can be over 80,000 words and take hours to present, but students in this competition have just three minutes and one slide to convey their often highly-technical research to a lay audience. Judging criteria is centered on three core competencies:

Communication Style: was the thesis topic and its significance communicated in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience

Comprehension: did the presentation help the audience understand the research?

Engagement: did the oration make the audience want to know more?

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Videos from 2018

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Role of NURD in Modulating Genotoxic Sensitivity and Colony Forming Potential in AML [online video], Javeria Aijaz

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General William Mahone and the Readjuster Party [online video], Heath Anderson

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Manipulating CtBP2 Protein Activity to Target Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma [online video], Kranthi Chougoni

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Translational Engineering Approaches for Pulmonary Health Sciences [online video], Sana Hosseini

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Molecular and Behavioural Mechanisms Mediating Paclitaxel-Induced Changes in Affect-Like Behaviour in Mice [online video], Julia Meade

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Therapeutically Targeting DDI2 for More Effective Therapy to Kill Cancer Cells [online video], Amy Northrop

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Come and Get Your Capital Sis: How Does Twitter Help Black Women Increase Their Social Capital [online video], Sasha Pierre-Louis