The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a competition which takes place in the spring of every year at universities throughout the world. The idea started in Australia and has quickly spread to many other countries. The idea is simple, students who are completing their thesis research present a single slide and have three minutes to explain to a panel of judges how and why their research is exciting, important, and innovative. One slide, and three minutes exactly.
NOTE: you do not need be in the process of finishing or defending your thesis. The 3MT is for anyone who is working on their thesis research and can present it.
The structure of the competition is similar to a competitive talent show. Across campus each faculty will hold their own “heats”. The top 20 “finalists” across all of the faculties will be invited to the university-level competition in the spring (in the past Social Science has sent 2 finalists). The winner from the Western University competition will compete at the Provincial level against students from other Ontario universities.
There are more detailed about rules, evaluation criteria and eligibility requirements.
For more information, see Competition Details.