3 Minute Thesis Competition

Timeslot: Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 1:45pm to 3:15pm


Calling ALL Graduate Students!

The SFB National Student Section will be hosting a 3-Minute Thesis Competition at the virtual SFB 2021 Annual Conference! The event will feature cash prizes and an all-star judging panel with people you want to impress.

Register no later than Friday, April 9th at 11:59 PM

In a 3-Minute Thesis (“3MT”) Competition, graduate students present a single static slide as a compelling summary of their dissertation research and its broader impacts. Presentations must be at most three minutes and targeted to a non-technical audience. 3MT is a great way to practice your presentation skills and think about how to convey the significance of your work.

Our 3MT Competition is scheduled for Thursday, April 22nd from 1:45-3:15 CST. We are happy to announce that the event has been sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Journal of Materials Chemistry B, Biomaterials Science, and Materials Advances, allowing us to provide the following prizes:

$250 for 1st place
$200 for 2nd place
$150 for 3rd place

Finally, we are excited to announce our judging panel members:

Nicholas Peppas from University of Texas at Austin
Jennifer Elisseeff from Johns Hopkins University
Jason Burdick from University of Pennsylvania

Be sure to register by April 9th and we will send more detailed instructions soon after!

Questions may be sent to Deanna (dbousalis@ufl.edu) or Nick (fisc0456@umn.edu)


Abstracts will be available for download on April 20, 2021.

  • Moderators: Deanna Bousalis and Nicholas Fischer