3MT Competition

3MT Winner and Interim Director of Graduate Education and Resarch
3MT Winner, Tianli Kilpatrick, with Dr. Lisa Eckert

March 15, 2018

This March NMU proudly hosted its first Three Minute Thesis competition from 3-5pm in the Mead Auditorium! You can access the entire event recording here. The event was also covered in The Mining Journal.

This year's event was judged by Dr. Alec Lindsay (Biology), Jason Nicholas (Institutional Research), and Dr. Taylor Norman (English). 

1rst Place Winner and People's Choice: Tianli Kilpatrick, English MA, with "The Immortal Jellyfish, and Other Things That Don't Know About Love"

Runner-Up: William Brown, Clinical Molecular Genetics, with "Development of a Rapid HIV Diagnostic Assay using Isothermal Amplification Coupled with Peptide Nucleic Acid and Gold Nanoparticle Colorimetric Detection"

The winners will receive prizes for their accomplishments, and the first place winner will have her travel funded to the regional competition in Grand Rapids, MI this April. 


About 3MT

"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."


Each candidate is limited to three minutes and one static PowerPoint slide to aid in the presentation of their thesis research. Detailed competition rules are located here. You can view examples on the 3MT website here