3MT® Three Minute Thesis

 Spring 2017 Three Minute Thesis 3MT®

WINNER

Ryan Kober
Applied Anthropology
Advisor: Dr. Alicia Re Cruz

Bodies of Evidence: A Qualitative Analysis of the Asylum Experience in Dallas, TX

RUNNER UP

Jenika Sanchez
Biology
Advisor: Dr. Warren Burggren

Vascular Malformations and the Regulation of Angiogenesis

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

Sreedevi Koppula
Computer Science
Advisor: Dr. Renee Bryce

Automated Testing of Mobile Applications

Fall 2016 Three Minute Thesis 3MT® Results

                                                                                                        


WINNER
Monika Patel
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Advisor: Dr. Jyoti Shah
Insect Resistant Plants : A Fight Against Hunger
 
RUNNER UP
Aditya Ayyagari
Materials Science and Engineering
Advisor: Dr. Sundeep Mukherjee
New Metal Alloys for Safe Azo Dye Degradation
 
PEOPLE’S CHOICE
Laura Keyes
Public Administration
Advisor: Dr. Abraham David Benavides
Government Responsiveness and Creating Communities for a Lifetime
 

Spring 2016 Final UNT 3MT® Competition Results!

WINNER

Amanda Gobeli  
Environmental Science  
Advisor: Dr. Kelly Reyna  
The Effects of Neonicotinoid Exposure on Bobwhite Quail Embryonic Development 

RUNNER-UP

William McCary 
Mechanical and Energy Engineering    
Advisor: Dr. Yong Tao     
William McCary's Wind Turbine Well-Check

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

Rajasekhar Ganduri
Computer Science  
Advisor: Dr. Ram Dantu 
Network Security by YOU 

Fall 2015 Final UNT 3MT® Competition Results!

WINNER

Garima Bajwa    
Computer Science and Engineering    
Advisor: Dr. Ram Dantu    
Neuro-Sign: NOT Just another Vital Sign

RUNNER-UP

Md Salah Uddin    
Mechanical and Energy Engineering    
Advisor: Dr. Jaehyung Ju    
Molecular Modeling of Tire Materials for Lower Fuel Cost and Better Comfort

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

Jacob Baxley    
Physics    
Advisor: Dr. Tilo Reinert    
Utilizing Boron in Proton Therapy: Improving Cancer Treatment

BACKGROUND:

The first 3MT® was held at The University of Queensland in 2008 with 160 PhD students competing. Enthusiasm for the 3MT® concept grew and its widespread implementation by universities has led to the development of an international competition.  

PhD, DMA and Master's students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. 3MT® is not an exercise in trivializing or ‘dumbing-down’ research, but challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience.

WINNING EXAMPLES:

RULES:

  • You must be a PhD or DMA (Fall) or Master's (Spring) student.
  • You must have defended your proposal.
  • A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted (no slide transitions, animations or 'movement' of any description, the slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration).
  • No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted.
  • No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted.
  • Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.
  • Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs).
  • Presentations are to commence from the stage.
  • Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through movement or speech.
  • The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE:

An important aspect of the competition is the People’s Choice prize. Following all presentations, the audience is asked to vote on who they thought gave the most convincing 3MT®. A finalist can be the winner or runner-up and still receive the People’s Choice award.

PRIZES:

  • Winner - $3,000.00 Cash Price
  • Runner-up - $2000.00 Cash Price
  • People’s Choice - $1000.00 Cash Price