Virtual Three-Minute (3MT ®)

The University of Texas at Tyler

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Could you present your 80,000-word thesis or dissertation in three minutes? Do you want the excitement of competing with other graduate students for cash prizes?

The Graduate School will host UT Tyler's Three Minute Thesis (3MT ®) competition challenging graduate students to present compelling spoken presentations on their research in just 180 seconds, using language that people outside the discipline can understand.


  • A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted (no slide transitions, animations, or ‘movement’ of any kind; 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 other props (e.g., costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are allowed.
  • Zoom backgrounds are considered props. Therefore, please ensure your background is a blank screen or wall.
  • Presentations are limited to three minutes maximum, and competitors exceeding three minutes are disqualified.
  • Presentations must be spoken word (i.e., no poems, raps, or songs).
  • The virtual format will require a single video submitted as a YouTube link.
  • Presentations are considered to have commenced when presenters start their presentation through movement or speech.
  • The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.


  • 1st Place - $1,000
  • 2nd Place - $500
  • 3rd Place - $250

Deadline: All submissions must be uploaded by 11:59 PM on Friday, April 15, 2022


Currently enrolled master's and doctoral students in all disciplines at the University of Texas at Tyler will be eligible to participate in 3MT™. Work presented must have been conducted at the University of Texas at Tyler. Students should be in the final stages of graduate school, so they have some sound conclusions and impacts from their research. Students who have already graduated are not eligible.

For Questions, accommodations, or more information, email



Congratulations to the following winners of the 2022 UT Tyler 3MT Competition!

UT Tyler (3MT ®) Three Minute Thesis Award Winners

1st Place
Combating the Gay Panic Defense
Participants Name: Annika Wurm

2nd Place
ML 360: Machine Learning Based 360 Degree Video Caching 
Participant's Name: Md Milon Uddin

3rd Place (Tie)
Machine Learning Models for Classification of Alzheimer's Stages based on CSF Biomarkers
Participant's Name: Vivek Kumar Tiwari

An Integrated Electronic-skin patch for real-time and continous monitoring....
Participant's Name: Tanzila Noushin






The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.