Promoting Your Research with Compelling Communication (aka, 3MT and Beyond!)

Finalists for 3MT 2019 with Associate Dean Jan Allen. From left: Teddy Yesudasan (1st), Robert Swanda, Jeffrey Pea (honorable mention), Maria Sapar, Pamela Meyerhofer (People's Choice), Ashwariya Lahariya, Michelle Duong (honorable mention), Shao-Pei Chou (2nd place), Cassandra Benson, and Katherine Adler. Credit: Phil Wilde
Finalists for 3MT 2019 with Associate Dean Jan Allen. From left: Teddy Yesudasan (1st), Robert Swanda, Jeffrey Pea (honorable mention), Maria Sapar, Pamela Meyerhofer (People’s Choice), Ashwariya Lahariya, Michelle Duong (honorable mention), Shao-Pei Chou (2nd place), Cassandra Benson, and Katherine Adler. Credit: Phil Wilde

Do you want to learn how to better present and promote your research? Are you interested in competing in the 2020-2021 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, which challenges participants to present their 80,000 word thesis or dissertation in just three minutes?

The Graduate School is offering a series of workshops dedicated to research presentation and communication. Join us and improve your skills in making effective presentations, regardless of whether you intend to participate in the 3MT competition.


Upcoming Sessions

How to Turn Your Research Into an Elevator Pitch (And What’s an Elevator Pitch?)

Join this workshop to learn tips and discuss how to succinctly sum up your research for multiple audiences, practice your pitch in small groups, and capture phrasing for different audiences. 

  • Thursday, July 30 at 4:00 p.m.

Information Sessions on 3MT

Tell Your Story! Developing Your Presentation’s Design and Message

  • Thursday, October 1 at 4:00 p.m.

Making Online Presentations Accessible

  • Thursday, October 15 at 4:00 p.m.

Presenting Research Effectively at a Distance: Technology and You

  • Thursday, October 22 at 4:00 p.m.

Slide Design and Graphics

  • Thursday, October 29 at 4:00 p.m. 

Overcoming Stage Fright and Improving Your Presence

  • Thursday, November 12 at 4:00 p.m.

3MT 2020-2021

Compete with other Cornell graduate students and get the opportunity to compete in the Ivy competition, the Northeastern (U.S. and Canada) competition, and to showcase your research at the Council of Graduate Schools annual meeting.

Pre-register if you want to participate in Cornell’s 3MT competition in Spring 2021. Preliminary round competitions are scheduled for February 18th and 24th, and the final round competition is March 10th. We will send you more information about the preliminary round presentations.

3MT is an annual competition sponsored locally by the Graduate School, but with competitions across the globe. All research master’s and doctoral students who have some completed research to share are eligible. This year, all submissions will be in video format. Read more about past 3MT competitions and view videos.