2021 Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition SIU

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Three Minute Thesis

The Three Minute Thesis competition or 3MT, is an annual competition held in over 200 universities worldwide. This competition originated at the University of Queensland (UQ) in 2008.3mt siu logoIt is open to PhD students, and challenges participants to present their research in just 180 seconds, in an engaging form that can be understood by an intelligent audience with no background in the research area. This exercise develops presentation, research and academic communication skills and supports the development of research students' capacity to explain their work effectively.

2021 SIUC Local 3MT Competition Results:

There were twenty-two contestants presenting their 3MT (Three-Minute-Thesis) research work via Microsoft Teams on February 5. With great pleasure, we would like to announce the winners of the 2021 SIUC 3MT Competition.

Narges Asefifeyzabadi (Chemistry and Biochemistry) is placed first in the competition
Ryan Crawford (English) second-place winner and 
Ali Parizad (Electrical and Computer Engineering) third-place winner.

Our sincere congratulations to them all on their outstanding presentations and well-deserved awards!!
Our special thanks go to Dr. Junghwa Lee, Dr. Ruopu Li, and Dr. Kristiana Feeser for serving as the judge of the competition.

Watch SIU 2021 Three-Minute Thesis Competition

A glimpse of their Research: