FROM 300 Pages  TO 3 Minutes 

The Three Minute Thesis competition celebrates the exciting research conducted by graduate students. Developed by The University of Queensland, 3MT cultivates students' academic, presentation, and research communication skills. Participants are challenged to present their research in only 3 minutes. 3MT competitions are now held at over 600 universities and institutions across 65 countries. The Graduate School is proud to participate in this international competition.

Eligibility and Expectations

  • All disciplines are welcomed and encouraged
  • Must be currently enrolled master's and doctoral students at Augusta University
  • Enrolled through end of spring semester
  • Have not previously won first-place 3MT prize
  • Must have passed comprehensive examination (Biomedical Sciences PhD)
  • Students must present on original research that will culminate in either their master's thesis or doctoral dissertation
  • No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted
  • No additional props are permitted
  • Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum (Competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified)

3MT Resources


2024 Competition Winners


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Kirstyn Denney

  • 1st Place Winner - A New Look at Memory and Aging
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Sam Walton

  • 2nd Place Winner - The Jekyll Turned Hyde of Salt Sensitive Hypertension
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Edidiong Usoro

  • People's Choice Winner - From Shadows to Spotlight: Revolutionizing Brain Cancer Treatments with Hypoxia-Targeted Strategies using the Nucleotide Approach

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