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The 3 Minute Thesis competition is open to all Ohio State undergraduate, in all fields of study, who have a completed research project (ie. you have collected and analyzed data and can discuss your study's results and findings). Selected presenters will be tasked with sharing their research on a static slide to an audience, in lay terms, in three minutes or less. Each student will be judged and those deemed as the best will receive cash awards.

Congratulations to our 2017 Fall 3 Minute Thesis Competition! The names of the participants and the schedule of the event can be found here!

Abstract guidelines

  • Submission deadline: October 9, 2017 at 5:00pm
  • Abstract must be 300 words or less.  
  • Abstracts should be understandable to individuals outside of your field
  • See our page on writing an abstract for help.


The submission deadline to present in the 2017 Fall 3 Minute Thesis Competition has passed. More information regarding a 2018 Spring 3 Minute Thesis Competition will be forthcoming.


The 3MT®, developed at the University of Queensland, challenges participants to  present their research—in just three minutes using everyday language—to  an audience.  Detailed information about 3MT® at Queensland is available here