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Three Minute Thesis (3MT®)

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

FAU Graduate College will host the University's Fourth Annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition virtually in 2020. This exciting competition challenges FAU graduate students to present their research in only 3 minutes. Students compete in a preliminary round 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 Preliminary Round and Championship winners. Audience members determine the People's Choice winner by electronic ballot at each preliminary round 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.

VOTE

Submit Your Vote!

COMPETE

Registration closed April 5

GIVE

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Graduate College Dean Stackman Welcome Remarks

 

The winners of FAU’s 2020 Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Championship are:

 

Championship Winner and recipient of the $2,500 Dr. Eric H. Shaw 3MT® Championship Award

Morgan Slevin, Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

Smarts and Symbiosis: How a Bird's Gut Microbiome Influences its Cognitive Performance

Faculty Advisor: Rindy Anderson, Ph.D.

 

Championship Runner-up and recipient of a $1,500 Award

Michelle Edwards, Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

Exposure to Multiple Algal Toxins Among Juvenile Bull Sharks, Carcharhinus leucas, in Florida’s Indian River Lagoon

Faculty Advisor: Matthew Ajemian, Ph.D.

 

Championship Second Runner-up (tie) and recipient of a $1,000 Award

Aubrey Elson, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters

Keep Your Enemies Close: The Universal Application of Learning to Play and Think Like a Villain

Faculty Advisor: Lynn McNutt, M.F.A.

 

Championship Second Runner-up (tie) and recipient of a $1,000 Award

Taraneh Ardalan, College of Engineering & Computer Science

Development of Guidelines for Implementation of Freight and Transit Signal Priorities to Enhance Road Traffic Sustainability”

Faculty Advisor: Evangelos Kaisar, Ph.D.

 

Championship People's Choice Winner and recipient of a $1,500 Award (determined by public vote)

Tiffany Cox, College of Education

Band Directors Don't Wear Heels: The Lived Experiences of Female High School Band Directors in Florida

Faculty Advisor: Susannah Brown, Ph.D.

 

To view videos from all 2020 competitors please CLICK HERE to visit our 2020 3MT Youtube Channel

Click here to see the list of 2020 3MT® Finalists.

Scholarships

PRELIMINARY ROUNDS

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

CHAMPIONSHIP

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

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

Thank You to Our Judging Panel

FAU's 4th-Annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition Judging Panel

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




Accommodations

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 5/18/20