School of Mechanical & Mining Engineering

The University of Queensland’s 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition cultivates students’ academic, presentation and research communication skills. Presenting in a 3MT competition increases individual researchers' capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

The University of Queensland competition begins with School and Institute heats, with the winner progressing to one of the seven Faculty/Institute finals. The winner of each Faculty/Institute final then progresses to the final. The people's choice winner from each Faculty/Institute final has the opportunity to participate in the Wildcard competition, the winner of which is offered a place in the final as the Wildcard entrant.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain insight into the research community at UQ, learn more about industry trends and support the development of research candidates at UQ. 

The School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering is hosting a school-based competition on Thursday 9 July 2020 at 1:00pm and will showcase some of the talented HDR candidates within the School. The event will be held via Zoom (join by clicking the link).

Competitor videos can be found at this link:

The "People's Choice" ballot is now open, so please cast your vote as soon as possible. Please use this link to submit your vote:

Prizes are also available for the SoMME 3MT Competition – Winner: $250, Runner-up: $100, People’s choice: $50”

Tom Parker

Thursday, 9 July 2020


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