3MT: Three Minute Thesis Competition


ME Graduate Students Impress At 3MT Competition

Mechanical Engineering’s 2020 Three Minute Thesis Competition was a great success. With over 100 people in attendance, twelve graduate students competed against time and each other for prestige and prizes.

First and Second Place winners were determined by judges combined scores in 4 categories: comprehension, content, engagement and communication. A poll was conducted after completion of student presentations to determine the recipient of the People’ Choice award.

Winners in each of three categories receive prize money, as well as the opportunity to represent Mechanical Engineering at the College of Science and Engineering Three-Minute Thesis competition on Thursday, October 29th.

First Place: Daniel Thomas — WATCH HERE

2nd Place: Jeff Bies — WATCH HERE

People's Choice: Adithan Kannan — WATCH HERE

Watch all the 3MT presentations on the ME YouTube channel.

2019 3MT: The Inaugural Year

Take a look at last the presentations that swept last year's competition.

First Place and People's Choice Winner: Nitish Ponskshe — WATCH HERE

Second place (tie): Aliza Abraham — WATCH HERE

Second place (tie): Kevin Eschen — WATCH HERE

2019 3MT winners
2019 3MT second place winners Kevin Eschen and Aliza Abraham
2019 Three Minute Thesis Competition
The 2019 ME 3MT Competition

Watch all of last year's 3MT presentations on the ME YouTube channel.

Start date
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, 5 p.m.
End date
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, 7 p.m.

Virtual Competition via Zoom

Watch as Department of Mechanical Engineering graduate students have exactly 3 minutes to explain their research in an engaging and easy to understand format. 

The evening will be an exciting display of the diversity of research in ME today, with topics ranging from energy and the environment to human health. ME's graduate students engage in pioneering, interdisciplinary research and will become the next leaders in mechanical engineering in both academia and industry.

The purpose of the competition is to celebrate the innovative research conducted by our graduate students and to cultivate their academic, presentation, and research communications skills.