2020 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.

Southern Illinois University Graduate School hosted the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition on February 7, 2020. Twenty-one students competed for a chance to win cash prizes.

2020 SIUC Local 3MT Competition Results:


Twenty-one (21) contestants presented their 3MT (Three-Minute-Thesis)research work on February 7 at Student Services Building 150/160. The top three results are as follows:

Tayler Hill – Chemistry
Kristiana Feeser – Applied Psychology
Purab Pal – Physiology
Congratulations to all! 



A glimpse of their Research:

2020 3MT Contestants
Contestant Research
Tayler Hill
Tayler Hill Chemistry SIU
Tayler Hill's Research
Tayler Hill's Research
Kristiana Feeser
Kristiana Feeser Applied Psychology SIU
Kristiana Feeser's research
Kristiana Feeser's research
Purab Pal
Purab Pal Physiology SIU
Purab Pal's Research
Purab Pal's Research

Please find a news report about this 3MT competition here at blog.news.siu.edu

Individual Student Presentations:

Nathalie Becerra-Mora 3mt siu participants
Yachu Du
Riaheen Farzana
Kristiana Feeser 
Emily Galeza
Dinuka Gallaba
Purno Ghosh
Hannah Giang
Tayler Hill
Waseem Hussain 
Reza Jalaeian
Hadi Katesari
Zaheer Masood
Ashley Moss
Mahtab Naghnaeian
Purab Pal
Soumik Pal
Mirian Pimentel
Ashani Thilakarathne
Ain Uddin
Aric Wilhau