Three-Minute Thesis

An exciting event is back at BU, specially designed for BU Graduate Students, and part of a national competition called “3MT” or Three-Minute Thesis.

In a nutshell, Graduate Students in a Thesis Program can share their research with a three-minute presentation, sharing the intent and aspirations behind their research in a compelling way that can be understood by any member of the public, outside your field. The focus will be on you. No props are allowed, and only one static slide may be displayed.

This year’s presentations have been rescheduled for Thursday, April 14, 2022 as part of the Student Colloquium.

This is a great opportunity for you to highlight the work that you’re doing and improve your presentation skills.

But time is of the essence. There is a strict three-minute limit for each presentation. Registration is now closed.

A simple “3MT” web search is likely to provide you further background information from a variety of university sites.

For questions, please contact Michelle Lam, Director of BU CARES at