February 16, 2023

Apply to compete in the 2023 UW Three Minute Thesis (UW 3MT®), where prizes will be awarded to 1st Place, 2nd Place, and People’s Choice Award winners! The competition is open to all eligible graduate students from Bothell, Tacoma and Seattle campuses. This event is a partnership between the Office of Graduate Student Affairs in The Graduate School and the UW Libraries Research Commons.

The theme for this year’s competition is Impact. Impact can be defined as the positive outcome of a critical intervention, social policy, service provision model, legal framework or technological innovation. How does your graduate research demonstrate impact for the public good? We’re excited to celebrate the influence our graduate students have on the world. 

Check out these 3MT informational resources and relive the 2022 virtual competition.

  • Submit a proposal for the preliminary rounds. Proposal deadline is March 6, 2023 by 11:59 p.m. (PST)  Extended to 3/9!
  • Online preliminary rounds to be held on March 23, 2023.
  • Successful presenters from the preliminary rounds will move forward to compete in the 3MT competition — scheduled for March 29, 2023, location TBA.
Participating in 3MT is a great opportunity to:
  • Learn to talk about your research without using academic or technical jargon
  • Prepare for job interviews
  • Practice public speaking skills
  • Build your network and resume
  • Compete for prizes!

3MT is intended for graduate students who are ready to present their capstone, thesis or dissertation work, rather than for works-in-progress. If you are at an earlier stage with your research, we encourage you to consider participating in Scholars’ Studio.

Send questions to uw3mt@uw.edu.