The Three Minute Thesis Returns to Kent State

The second annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) research competition will be hosted this fall at Kent State University, and all graduate students are eligible to participate. The competition gives graduate students just three minutes and one PowerPoint slide as tools to explain their research to an intelligent, but nonspecialist audience in an engaging and concise manner.

The deadline to register is tonight, Sept. 19, at 11:59 p.m. Preliminary rounds will be held on Sept. 28, 29 and 30 at noon in Kent Student Center, Room 310AB. The top presenters from each preliminary round will advance to the finals on Friday, Oct. 7, at noon in the Kent Student Center Kiva. During the finals, a panel of judges will award prizes of up to $500 to the top three presenters. Audience members will be able to text their vote for the People's Choice Award.

Free refreshments will be served at the preliminary rounds and finals. Students, faculty and staff from across the university are encouraged to attend the Three Minute Thesis. It is an entertaining and educational experience for audience members. It also is a unique opportunity to view many engaging presentations from graduate students representing a variety of disciplines conducting innovative research at Kent State. You can view videos of last year’s award-winning presentations to see what you can expect at Three Minute Thesis.

If you have questions, contact Kyle Reynolds, director of student services in the Division of Graduate Studies, at

For more information about the Three Minute Thesis, visit