3MT (Three Minute Thesis) Competition

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences' Three Minute Competition

Overall 2023 Dietrich School 3MT Winner: Jincy K. Vinod - Chemistry - Is the term "metal-free” deceptive? Finding the answer using a fluorometric trace palladium detection method

2023 Runner up: Lacey Rzodkiewicz - Bio Science - Harmful Algal Blooms: An Evolving Problem

2023 Finalist: Travis Court - Physics & Astronomy - Type Ia Supernova Remnants - How Environments Shape an Explosion

2023 Finalist: Benjamin Patty - Bio Science - Decoding the dark matter of the genome


3MT 2023: March 17, 2023 1:00-3:00pm at William Pitt Union 539, 540, 542 

Hosted by the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, Office of Graduate Studies

The 3MT gives students valuable practice in explaining their research to a non-specialist audience. Dietrich School PhD students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their dissertation and its significance. Departments will hold preliminary competitions. Competitors will be judged on comprehension, content, engagement, and communication. Participants must be admitted to candidacy to be eligible.

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each division

(Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences)

$1,000 for Top Dietrich School Presentation

For more information, contact Jennifer Sadecky (JSadecky@pitt.edu)


3MT 2020: March 20, 2020.  (University of Pittsburgh 3MT: April 6, 2020)

Due to the global pandemic, the Dietrich School has forgone 3MT 2020. Students are encouraged to participate in the University competition.