3MT is a research communication competition that was developed by the University of Queensland in Australia in 2008. 3MT helps students enhance their ability to explain research effectively and appropriately to non-specialist audiences. Students have three minutes to present compelling orations on their thesis or dissertation topics and their significance.
Since its inception at the University of Queensland, 19 countries and more than 35 research universities in the United States have held 3MT Competitions among their students.
At Georgia State’s inaugural 3MT Final Competition, more than 100 attendees were there to show their support for the 12 finalists who worked so hard on their orations.
Six master’s and six doctoral students advanced to the final round of the competition. There were first place, second place and People’s Choice Award winners for both the master's and the Ph.D. categories. First place winners received $500, second place winners received $250, and People’s Choice Award winners received $100.
Special thanks to our co-sponsor The University Library.
Congratulations to all the finalists and the winners on an outstanding job, and thank you to all who showed their support to our students!
Click here for the complete list of 2017 3MT finalists.
1st Place & People’s Choice: Master’s Category
Brittani Carter, School of Public Health
Adviser: Claire Adams Spears, Ph.D.
Presentation Title: “Rates of Smoking and Visitations to Healthcare Facilities Among People Living with HIV in Higher-Risk vs. Lower-Risk Areas in Atlanta, Georgia.”
2nd Place: Master’s Category
Molly K. Duncan, College of Education & Human Development
Adviser: Dr. Amy Lederberg
Presentation Title: “Improve and Repeat: Improving Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children’s Vocabulary Through Conversation.”
1st Place & People’s Choice: Doctoral Category
Duke Biber, College of Education & Human Development
Adviser: Rebecca Ellis, Ph.D.
Presentation Title: “The Effect of a Mindful Self-Compassion Intervention on University Physical Activity Motivation and Behavior.”
2nd Place: Doctoral Category
Carmen Corina Goman, College of Arts & Sciences
Adviser: Marian Meyers, Ph.D.
Presentation Title: “Understanding the Role of Forgiveness during End-of-Life.”