Research and Refreshments at FHSS 3-Minute Thesis Competition

If you’re looking for student scholarship at its finest, we’ve got the event for you.

To promote excellence in research and scholarship, BYU’s Graduate Student Society hosts an annual 3-Minute Thesis  competition.  The College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences will be holding a preliminary round of presentations for its own graduate students on March 1st.

What is 3-Minute Thesis?

191_3mt edit2.jpgThe 3-Minute Thesis competition is an event for graduate students, university faculty, and anyone interested in the growth and progress of scholarship. Students participating in 3MT have three minutes to give a presentation based on their thesis.  Of course, three minutes is not enough time to present an entire thesis, so there is only time for the essentials. The challenge to the students is to present their research in a way that anyone can understand.

The top 2 presentations from FHSS will receive $500 and move on to the university 3MT competition on March 10th to compete for prizes of up to $5,000.

Winners of the university competition will receive:

  • 1st place: $5,000
  • 2nd place: $2,500
  • 3rd place: $1,500
  • People’s choice: $1,000.

Go ahead and take a look at last year’s winners.

All are welcome to attend.

Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, you are welcome to attend the competition. This is a great opportunity for you to be a part of the FHSS college’s ever-expanding scholarly influence. And, if you’re a student, it may inspire ideas for your own research. So come support our graduate students, and learn about the interesting research that is taking place at BYU!

For more information on 3-minute thesis, you can visit their website. You can also find video examples of past 3MT presentations here.


Tuesday, March 1

7:30 pm


Refreshments will be served!

What do you enjoy most about research? How about refreshments?

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