Three Minute Thesis founded by the University of Queensland

Three Minute Thesis

Hosted by CU Anschutz Graduate School
Monday, December 4, 2023
2 - 4:30 p.m.
Anschutz Health Sciences Building Elliman Conference Room


Keynote Speaker

The Graduate School is excited to announce that Dr. Samuel Ramsey, also known as Dr. Sammy, will be our keynote speaker for the inaugural in-person Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition!

Dr. Ramsey, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at CU Boulder, was an international 3MT Judge's First Place and People's Choice winner while a doctoral student at the University of Maryland in 2017. Also known as "Your Friendly Neighborhood Entomologist," his ground-breaking research has garnered international praise and recognition for its significant contributions to the entomological field. Always looking to forward scientific progress, diversity, and innovation, his career is distinguished by excellence and perseverance. 

What is 3MT?

3 Minutes

One Slide


An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present. The 3MT time limit ... 3 minutes.

The 3-Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition that challenges students to communicate the significance of their projects without the use of props or industry jargon, in just three minutes. Originally established by the University of Queensland (UQ) in 2008, the competition challenges research students to communicate the significance of their projects in just three minutes, with the aid of a single, static slide.

3MT develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of research students' capacity to quickly explain their research in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. 

3MT Virtual Information Session

Monday, September 18, 2023
12 - 1 p.m.

Join us for a virtual information session to learn more about our inaugural in-person 3MT competition.

Competitor Information


If you have any questions, reach out to the Graduate School at

Graduate School

CU Anschutz

Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place


Aurora, CO 80045


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