3-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition

The 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition showcases the research of Columbia’s doctoral student community. Participants are challenged to share their research clearly and effectively with a broad, non-specialist audience in just three minutes.

3MT helps doctoral students to develop their presentation and communication skills, which are vital for academic conferences and careers both inside and outside of academia. Through the competition, participants also have the opportunity to share their work with the Columbia and local communities by presenting in front of an esteemed panel of University and corporate judges and a diverse audience.

The 2018 3MT Competition has concluded. Congratulations to our winners:

  • First Prize: Sean O’Neil, History
    The Art of Signs: Symbolic Notation and Visual Thinking in Early Modern Europe
  • Second Prize: Bailey Brown, Sociology
    Kinder Panic: School Selection and Parental Uncertainty
  • Audience Choice Award: Jyotirmoy Mandal, Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics
    Using the Sky to Cool Buildings