'23-'24 Texas A&M University Three Minute Thesis Competition
Texas A&M's Three Minute Thesis™ competition for 2023 will take place throughout the fall semester, starting with development and feedback sessions, then preliminary competitions in October and the finals in November. Participating in the early development and feedback sessions is a great way for students to polish their presentations, improve their presenting skills AND to really sharpen their focus.
Currently enrolled Texas A&M master's and doctoral students, in all disciplines, who are engaged in original research are eligible to participate in 3MT™. Presentations must focus on research students are conducting or have conducted during their current degree prorgram, either by the student individually or as a part of a research team. The research must be at a stage where findings, preliminary conclusions, and broader impacts can be discussed.
Fall 2023 Schedule
CO-HOST A THREE MINUTE THESIS ELEVATOR PITCH SESSION!We invite any college, department, or graduate student organization to collaborate with us to host a research elevator pitch development session in preparation for 3MT or simply to give students a chance to improve their presentation Skills.
These sessions share tips on how to develop an outline, how to make the most of a visual (for elevator pitch-style competitions at conferences, how to succeed in the Three Minute Thesis competition, and how aspects of your physical presentation (movement, voice) can increase your listener’s understanding. Sessions are for anyone interested in developing their presentation skills and their research elevator pitches (regardless of if they participate in the competition). Past student participants have praised these development sessions for helping them focus on the most essential significance of their research and become better presenters.
- If your college, department or organization would like to host one of our development sessions for your graduate and professional students during September or early October, please notify us of some potential dates/times by emailing email@example.com. We are happy to travel to you to facilitate the session in person or via Zoom.
- We're also happy to share the stage with any of your standout faculty or staff presenters. While our sessions are designed for a general audience, we would appreciate having faculty and staff provide expertise for students on discipline-specific nuances to communicating research.