2021 Three Minute Thesis Pitt Competition

2021 Pitt 3MT Competition Winners!

Nine graduate students from across the university competed in the 2021 3MT competition. This year's winners were announced on April 12, 2021.

First Place – $1,000 travel grant

Sarah Hemler
Swanson School of Engineering
Assessment and Mechanics of Shoe Tread Wear: Replacement Strategies for Preventing Slips

Runner Up and People’s Choice Award – $1,500 travel grant

Amy Hartman
School of Health and Rehabilitation
Sleep health in children with sensory processing difficulties

Runner Up – $500 travel grant

Amanda Kowalczyk
School of Medicine
Computational tools to compare genomes help us decipher the genetic code

What is a 3MT competition?

The 3MT competition celebrates the exciting research conducted by Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), 3MT 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.

Learn more about recent 3MT Pitt Competitions and past winner presentations: 

Who is eligible to enter?

PhD students who have successfully completed the dissertation proposal defense (PhD candidate status) and are actively in the dissertation stage of training are eligible.

3MT Resources

To learn more about the competition history, rules, and to gain valuable preparation tips, visit the 3MT website.