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.
Win $500 in just 3 minutes! All you have to do is talk about your scholarly work. Find out more about the 3MT and 3MP competitions by viewing the Information Session webinar.
2019 IUPUI Three Minute Thesis Competition Winners Announced
Is it possible to communicate a thesis in three minutes? PhD students proved they could by participating in the 2019 IUPUI Three Minute Thesis Competition, which occurred during the annual Preparing Future Faculty and Professionals (PFFP) Annual Pathways Conference last year in the Campus Center. Elizabeth Swallow from the School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, won the 3 Minute Thesis competition.
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.
Elizabeth’s topic was “Holes - why do we care?"
Elizabeth won $500 and will travel to the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to represent IUPUI in the regional 3MT competition.
Swapnali Chavan from the School of Liberal arts, won the 3 Minute Pitch competition for Masters Students. Swapnali’s topic was “Are Older women being pushed out of labor force?” Grady won $300 as winner of 3 Minute Pitch competition.
Abhishek Kulkarni from the School of Medicine won the People's Choice Award. Abhishek’s topic was “Diabetes and the curious case of Theon Greyjoy” Abhishek won $200 as winner of People’s Choice Award.
Learn more about the Pathways Conference and next 3M competitions.
Sarvesh Chelvanambi, 3MT Award winner, with Tabitha Hardy at the 2018 Pathways Conference. Sarvesh’s topic was “The persistence of HIV viral protein Nef and the perplexingly high prevalence of vascular disease in HIV patients”
Grady Kepler, 3MP Award winner, with Tabitha Hardy at the 2018 Pathways Conference. Grady’s topic was “The Language Teacher's Imperative: Understanding Learner Responsiveness to Innovative Instruction”
Antja-Voy Hartley, from Pharmacology in the IU School of Medicine, was the first place winner of the 2017 3MT Competition. Pictured here with Dr. Tabitha Hardy. Hartley's topic was “What you know can kill you: targeting unique features of cancer cells for drug development”
People's Choice Winner, Janet Panoch, Communication Studies in the IU School of Liberal Arts. Pictured here with Dr. Tabitha Hardy. Panoch's topic was “Preparing High School Students to Communicate Effectively with Healthcare Professionals”