News from the Research Commons

May 16, 2017

UW Three Minute Thesis

This year the we held our first 3MT competition! It focused on professional development and celebrated exciting capstone and research experiences of Master’s and Doctoral students at the University of Washington from all three campuses.

Congratulations to first-prize winner Molly Grear (Civil & Environmental Engineering), second-prize winner Gabby Barsh (Molecular & Cellular Biology) and People’s Choice Award-winner Zheng Li (Bioengineering).


(left to right): Sally James (judge), A. Bruce Montgomery (judge), Molly Grear, Gabby Barsh, Zheng Li, Dave Eaton (judge), Betsy Wilson (judge)

The competition supports graduate students’ capacity to effectively explain their research or capstone project in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a public audience.  This event is a partnership between Core Programs in the Graduate School and the UW Libraries Research Commons.

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic research communication competition originally developed by the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.