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Three Minute Thesis (3MT®)

Florida Atlantic University's 4th-Annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition
An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present....their time limit is 3 minutes

April 13-17, 2020

FAU Graduate College will host the University's 4th Annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition April 13-17, 2020. This exciting competition challenges FAU graduate students to present their research in only 3 minutes. Students compete in a heat specific to their discipline; the First Place, Runner-Up, Second Runner-Up, and People's Choice winners from each heat advance to the Championship. Scholarship prizes are awarded to both Heat and Championship winners. Audience members determine the People's Choice winner by electronic ballot at each Heat and at the Championship. FAU’s 3MT® Championship Award is generously sponsored through the Dr. Eric H. Shaw 3MT® Championship Award Endowment Fund. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact 3MT@fau.edu.


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Register to compete by March 30, 2020!


Stay tuned for volunteering opportunities!


Email 3mt@fau.edu for opportunities!

April 2020 Event Details


Dates: April 13 - 15, 2020
Location: Boca Student Union
Please note: Competitors will be assigned a preliminary round day and time based on their discipline.
Preliminary round times will be emailed to competitors no later than April 3, 2020.  


Date: Friday, April 17, 2020
Location: Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium 
Time:  6 - 8 PM with reception to follow



$1,000 First Place
$500 People's Choice*
$250 Second Runner-Up


$2,500 First Place**
$1,500 People's Choice*
$1,000 Second Runner-Up

*Each audience member gets one vote by text message. 

**FAU’s 3MT® Championship Award is generously sponsored through the Dr. Eric H. Shaw 3MT Championship Award Endowment Fund. 


For a comprehensive list of 3MT ® sponsors, click here.

Last year's Championship Scholarships were generously sponsored by:

Dr. Eric H. Shaw 3MT Championship Award Endowment Fund (Championship Winner)

Kelley Kronenberg Attorneys at Law; Tom Mersch, ESQ., Partner (First Runner-Up)  

Advanced Pediatrics of Boca; Dr. Patricia Anastasio, M.D., F.A.A.P. (People's Choice)

The Office of the Provost (Second Runner-Up)

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact  3MT@fau.edu.


If reasonable accommodation(s) for a disability is required, contact at 3mt@fau.edu. Please make your needs known at least five days prior to the event for effective accommodations.

The Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®) is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.More information on the 3MT® Program can be found on threeminutethesis.org.

 Last Modified 2/17/20