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 to a non-expert audience in just three minutes using a single, static slide.

2022 K-State Competition

The competition consists of two rounds. Graduate students from all disciplines are invited to participate in the first round. Six to ten participants will be selected to compete in the final round. 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 in April.

Final round of competition

March 1
K-State Alumni Center Banquet Room B&C
5:30 pm - Social period with snacks and refreshments
6:00 pm - Formal program begins

The final competition is open to the public.


Natalie Duling
Masters student in music
Inclusive high school music education: How do we get there?

Brandi Feehan
PhD student in genetics
Clue: Discovering the who, where, and what of gut microbes

Olivia Haley
PhD student in horticulture and natural resources
There's a photon in my water! UV light, food safety, and you

Lindsay Howard
PhD student in couple and family therapy
Raising an emotionally strong society

Mehreen Iftikhar
Masters student in grain science
Accelerated shelf life study of rice with added micronutrients

Camille Rieber
Masters student in statistics
Why did the prairie chicken cross the road?

Kiana Schulze
PhD student in kinesiology
Pulmonary hyertension: Not just a lung disease?

Ketan Shende
PhD student in biological and agricultural engineering
Less time, more data!

Jack Sytsma
Masters student in biology
Saving the prairie from drought, one grass at a time

Lily Woitaszewski
Masters student in agronomy
Cattle and cover crops: Coming together to combat weeds


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