Carnegie Mellon University

image of Juliann winning 3MT second place

Watch our 3MT Videos 

Since the GCC is the leading CMU resource on conveying your ideas in accessible and engaging ways, we created an interactive video series to help you execute this difficult task. 

What is 3MT? 

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an internationally recognized competition that challenges PhD students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just 3 minutes, in language that anyone can understand. 3MT is not an exercise in trivializing or ‘dumbing-down’ research but requires students to consolidate their ideas, crystallize their research discoveries and capture the imagination of their audience.

Scientific Metaphors and Transitions 

This tutorial will show you show to use strategies to help your audience follow and remember your story.

People's Choice Winner Example 

3MT Winner Example (Queensland)