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Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Finals

Experience Kent State's Inaugural Three Minute Thesis Finals on Friday

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) finals are Friday, October 30, from 12-2 pm in the Kent Student Center Kiva.

The 3MT is a research competition that has come to Kent State University for the first time and is offered at more than 170 universities. The 3MT gives graduate students just three minutes and one PowerPoint slide as tools to explain their research in a clear, engaging and concise manner. The exercise allows graduate students the opportunity to share their research with an interdisciplinary audience, consolidate their ideas and crystalize their research discoveries.

More than 60 graduate students participated in the 3MT preliminary rounds last week, and the top presenters from each preliminary round are competing in the finals. Click here for a full list of the 17 finalists participating on Friday.

The top four presenters will be awarded cash prizes of up to $500, and audience members will have the opportunity to text their vote for their favorite presentation to determine the $200 People's Choice Award.

All are invited to attend the 3MT Finals, and refreshments will be served. It will be a great opportunity to view research presentations from many outstanding Kent State graduate students in an educational and entertaining environment.

If you have questions, contact Kyle Reynolds, assistant director of student services in Kent State’s Division of Graduate Studies, at

For more information about the Three Minute Thesis, visit