The following are the competition rules as given directly from 3MT:
3MT (or Three Minute Thesis) is a research presentation competition that originated at the University of Queensland in 2008. Since then, the program has spread to several universities worldwide. Students participating in 3MT have three minutes to give a presentation based on their thesis. Of course, three minutes is not enough time to present an entire thesis, so there is only time for the essentials. For video examples of past 3MT presentations, visit the official 3MT website.
Applications are reviewed in a two-step process. First, applications are reviewed by an educated, lay audience. Second, applications are reviewed by faculty endorsers. Each application is scored based on the following two sections:
Research Award Type
Section 1: Significance of Conference (10 points)
Superior (8-10 pts)
Students are encouraged to consider the following limitations when applying for an RPA:
There is some criteria you must meet in order to qualify for an RPA: