Three-Minute Thesis Competition – 3MT

Three-Minute Thesis is an international competition for graduate students to present their research in 3 minutes or less using only 1 slide. The first 3MT was held at The University of Queensland in 2008 with 160 PhD students competing. Enthusiasm for the 3MT concept grew and its widespread implementation by universities has led to the development of an international competition. The global reach of the competition can be seen by the extent of participation with universities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Vietnam also hosting local 3MT events. East Carolina University is proud to host the Three Minute Thesis competition and hope that you will join us for this exciting event.


10th Annual ECU 3MT event – Fall 2023 Competition

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 – 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Held in the Main Campus Student Center Ballrooms


Deadline for submissions: October 31, 2023


Questions? Reach out to Dr. Ron Preston ( for more information about this event.

A special thank you to all of our participants, staff, sponsors, and volunteers who help make this event possible!


Stay tuned for the 2023 3MT program!


What is 3MT?