3 minute thesis

The Three Minute Thesis Competition, or 3MT®, first held at The University of Queensland in 2008, is an academic competition that challenges graduate students to present a compelling oration on their thesis/dissertation topic and its significance in just three minutes using just one slide. The competition focuses on the students’ ability to communicate the importance of their research to the broader community.

2021 K-State Virtual Competition

Final Round of Competition

February 24
3:00 pm
Join by Zoom: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/96949846969

Final round judges will select first and second place winners, and the audience will select a people's choice award winner. The first place presenter will represent K-State at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) 3MT® Competition.


Lara Dsouza
PhD student in Biology
Little Warrior vaccinia: Using vaccinia virus to treat breast cancer
Manoj Chhetri
PhD student in Horticulture and Natural Resources
Soil moisture sensors: Smart irrigation technology
Hannah Stowe
MS in Entomology
Giving Lady Bugs a Seat at the Table: Pest Control through Predator Diet Improvements
Priyasha Fernando
MS in Civil Engineering
Power of Pig Poop
Travis Wiederstein
MS in Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Eye in the Sky: Improving Irrigation Management with Aerial Imagery
Manjot Kaur Rekhi
MS in Agronomy
Sensing nutrient dynamics using soil-based microbial fuel cells
Liz Renner
PhD in Biology
A silver bullet or a BandAid: Can whole-lake rotenone applications mitigate the ecosystem effects of an invasive fish?
Sabita Ranabhat
PhD in Entomology
Small Bugs, Big Problems: Smart Solutions


The Kansas State University Three Minute Thesis Competition is sponsored by the Graduate School and the Office of the Vice President for Research.


Questions about the Kansas State University Graduate School’s 3MT® competition may be directed to Megan Miller, Student Success Coordinator, mmmiller@ksu.edu or 785-532-6191.