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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.

Information on the Fall Semester 3 Minute Thesis can be found here! The event will be held on November 1, 2017 from 5:30-7:30pm in 020 Page Hall.

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.


Students can submit their abstract to present at the 3 Minute Thesis Competition here.


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