3-Minute Thesis Competition

About the Event

The 3MT® competition provides a unique opportunity to share your work with the broader community in a fun and exciting format. The 3MT® competition allows graduate students to present their research in just 3 minutes with the aid of a single slide. The winner of GVSU’s 3MT® receives a $500 cash prize as well full funding to represent GVSU at the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) 3MT® competition in Grand Rapids in April 2018. Other awards are as follows:

  • Second Place: $250 cash prize
  • Third Place: $100 cash prize
  • People's Choice: GVSU "swag" bag

To learn more about the MAGS 3MT® competition, click here.

The 2018 3MT took place on Thursday, February 15 in Loosemore Auditorium at the Grand Rapids Pew Campus. Students, faculty, family, and community members were all in attendance as the fifteen participants presented their research in just three minutes.

The winner of the 2018 3MT Competition is Kathryn Ellens, a student in the Doctorate of Nurse Practitioner program!


3MT Submissions

Students completing graduate level projects, dissertations, and theses are eligible to participate in this competition.

The application requirements are as follows:

  • Current enrollment in a graduate program
  • A 350 word, double-spaced synopsis for your research
  • A written letter of support from a faculty member

The 3-Minute Thesis application is now closed.

2018 3-Minute Thesis Competition Highlights

2018 GVSU 3MT Winners

First Place - Kathryn Ellens

Kathryn Ellens First place winner

Second Place - Christopher Timmer

Christopher Timmer second place winner

Third Place - Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson Third place winner

People's Choice Award - Chelse Hawkins

people's choice award winner is chelse hawkins


For more information about this international competition, visit the official 3MT website

Page last modified February 19, 2018