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October 23, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Category: Training
Location: Student Center Hilberry D | Map
5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Current Graduate Students

This GPPD will provide information about the Wayne State University 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. The 3MT was developed by the University of Queensland and consists of a 3-minute long oral presentation on a master's thesis or dissertation. Session leaders will describe the competition and offer helpful strategies for creating competitive 3MT presentations. Students who win their school or college competition will go on to compete for monetary prizes at the WSU Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium on March 3, 2020.

Session leaders: 3MT People's Choice winners Nisansala Muthunayake, Ph.D. (2017) and Erin Perry (2019) 

Target audience: Master's and PhD students

After attending this GPPD, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of distilling their research into a 3MT format.
  • Describe the rules and procedures of the 3MT competition.
  • Identify best practices in visual and oral communication strategies for the 3MT competition. 
  • Create a competitive 3MT presentation to be entered into their department/school/college competitions. 

NOTE that those who pass their 3MT at the departmental level and participate at the university level at the Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Sympostium on March 3, 2020 will receive the micro-credential

View other upcoming Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development events. 

For more information about this event, please contact Mary Wood at 313-577-0551 or