The Preparing Future Faculty and Professionals (PFFP) Annual Pathways Conference includes the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) and Three Minute Pitch (3MP) competitions. Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) celebrates the exciting research conducted by PhD students. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), the exercise cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
2017 IUPUI Three Minute Thesis Competition Winners Announced
Is it possible to communicate a thesis in three minutes? Ten PhD students proved they could by participating in the 2017 IUPUI Three Minute Thesis Competition, which occurred during the annual Preparing Future Faculty and Professionals (PFFP) Annual Pathways Conference last month in Hine Hall. Antja-Voy Hartley from the School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, won the competition. The runner-up and People's Choice Award winner was Janet Panoch, from the School of Liberal Arts, Department of Communication Studies.
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®), developed by The University of Queensland, cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
“The Three Minute Thesis competition requires students to communicate their research to a lay audience in a very concise manner which can be quite the challenge. We are so excited to host the event on our campus and hope to get more students involved in the future,” said Tabitha Hardy, Ph.D., assistant dean and director of the PFFP program in the IUPUI Graduate Office.
Hartley’s topic was “What You Know Can Kill You: Targeting Unique Features of Cancer Cells for Drug Development” and Panoch’s topic was “Preparing High School Students to Communicate Effectively with Healthcare Professionals”.
Hartley won $500 and will travel to the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan to represent IUPUI in the regional 3MT competition. Panoch won $350 as runner-up and $150 as People’s Choice Award winner.
Learn more about the Pathways Conference and next 3M competitions.