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Three Minute Thesis

​If you are interested in science outreach and communication, or want an opportunity to practice your pitching skills, Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an excellent opportunity! The challenge is to present your thesis in a coherent, understandable manner in three minutes with only a single slide. The hardest part is making sure you’re not going over people’s heads while maintaining interest – the key to a good pitch!

It’s a fantastic time! Not only do you practice your own presentation/pitch skills, but you also have the opportunity to network with students from other departments and learn about their thesis projects, programs, and fields.

Jessica Velez is happy to coach students in the Bredesen Center who are interested in this competition. She will work with interested volunteers to set up a meeting time in November and December 2018 to meet with anyone who wants to practice and/or discuss their presentation.

The final presentations for Bredesen Center students will be part of our retreat on January 8th, 2019. The winner of this competition will be advanced to the semi-finals in March for a chance to compete in the finals during UT’s Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week.

Please contact Jessica Velez ( by December 1st if you are interested in participating.

Check out the official guidelines here: Approved Guidelines 3MT Competition 2019

Watch last year’s final presentations here:

2018 Three Minute Thesis Presentations

2017 Three Minute Thesis Presentations


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