Three Minute Thesis Preliminary Competition

Oct 18, 2019

01:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Art Building West, 240

141 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA 52246

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The University of Iowa’s fifth Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition challenges graduate students to clearly and concisely articulate complex research to non-specialist audiences.


Each contestant who advances to the Final Round will win a $250 cash prize. There will be additional prizes for:

  • $500 dollars for 1st place (decided by judges) and the option for funded to travel to Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) 2019 
  • $250 for honorable mention (decided by judges)
  • $250 for the "People's Choice" winner, selected by audience ballot.


Registration Deadline: Monday, September 24th

Students: To compete, you must complete the registration form. After the registration deadline passes you will receive an email with instructions on how to sign up for the preliminary competition and submit your slide. 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact in advance at