News from the Research Commons

May 2, 2018

UW 3MT 2018

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(pictured above: all ten 3MT participants)

This year the Research Commons held UW’s second annual 3 Minute Thesis competition in collaboration with Core Programs in the Graduate School. This competition focuses on graduate student research across all three UW campuses, specifically for those who are in the last quarter of their program.


(pictured above: the finalists from left to right: Evan Schuster, Amey Khanolkar, Benjamin Beach, Liina-Ly Roos, and Carol Bogezi)

Ten incredible presenters managed to condense years of work into an engaging three minute presentation for an interdisciplinary audience. Additionally, five finalists had an another chance to present at a second event for the UW Foundation Board the following week. 

Congratulations to Amey Khanolkar (Mechanical Engineering), first place 3MT winner and people’s choice winner, and Evan Schuster (Mechanical Engineering), second place 3MT winner and first place winner at the second event. Along with Amey and Evan, Benjamin Beach (Social Work), Liina-Ly Roos (Scandinavian Studies), and Carol Bogezi (Environmental & Forest Sciences) were 3MT finalists. 

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.