The Preparing Future Faculty and Professionals (PFFP) Annual Pathways Conference includes the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) and Three Minute Pitch (3MP) competitions. Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) celebrates the exciting research conducted by PhD students. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), the exercise 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.
Win $500 in just 3 minutes! All you have to do is talk about your scholarly work. Find out more about the 3MT and 3MP competitions by viewing the Information Session webinar.
2018 IUPUI Three Minute Thesis Competition Winners Announced
Is it possible to communicate a thesis in three minutes? PhD students proved they could by participating in the 2018 IUPUI Three Minute Thesis Competition, which occurred during the annual Preparing Future Faculty and Professionals (PFFP) Annual Pathways Conference last month in the Campus Centre. Sarvesh Chelvanambi from the School of Medicine, Department of Physiology, won the 3 Minute Thesis competition and was also the winner of the People's Choice Award winner.
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®), developed by The University of Queensland, 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.
“The Three Minute Thesis competition requires students to communicate their research to a lay audience in a very concise manner which can be quite the challenge. We are so excited to host the event on our campus and hope to get more students involved in the future,” said Tabitha Hardy, Ph.D., assistant dean and director of the PFFP program in the IUPUI Graduate Office.
Sarvesh’s topic was “The persistence of HIV viral protein Nef and the perplexingly high prevalence of vascular disease in HIV patients”
Sarvesh won $500 and will travel to the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools meeting in St Louis, Missouri to represent IUPUI in the regional 3MT competition and $150 as People’s Choice Award winner.
Grady Kepler from the School of Liberal arts, won the 3 Minute Pitch competition for Masters Students. Grady’s topic was “The Language Teacher's Imperative: Understanding Learner Responsiveness to Innovative Instruction” Grady won $350 as winner of 3 Minute Pitch competition.
Learn more about the Pathways Conference and next 3M competitions.
Akshayalakshmi Sridhar, from Biology, was the first place winner of the 2015 3MT Competition. Read about her competition experience.
In addition to a cash prize, Akshayalakshmi traveled to Chicago in April 2016 to represent IUPUI in the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) 3MT competition. All winners are listed below:
- Akshayalakshmi Sridhar, Biology
- Sarvesh Chelvanambi, Physiology
- Pinkie Evans, Social Work
People's Choice Winner, Sarvesh Chelvanambi, Physiology
- Temilouwa Wright, Arts and Sciences
- Charanya Muralidharan, Biology
- Iris Wang, Business