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Three Minute Thesis Week

Week of Oct 30 - Nov 1

Mu Student Center, Leadership Auditorium

Jackie Gamboa Varela (left) 2016 winner with Arianna Soldati, 2015 winner.

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an international research communication competition, designed to help students improve public speaking skills with public (lay) audiences.

At Mizzou, 3MT® is a professional development program that includes training, practice sessions with feedback and a public speaking competition. 

The rules for the fall 3MT® competition are simple:

  1. You must be a doctoral candidate in a research-based degree program.
  2. You will have 1 slide and 3 minutes to effectively explain your research to a lay (non-specialist) audience.

2017 Competition Dates

Preliminaries:  October 30 & 31 and November 1, if needed
Semi Final: November 2, if needed
Final Round: Friday, November 3, 2017

The public is invited to attend the final competition to vote on the People's Choice Award!

Arrive early! All events begin promptly at 7 PM in the Leadership Auditorium, MU Student Center. 

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