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TWU presents 3-Minute Thesis Competition March 30

DENTON — The Texas Woman’s University Pioneer Center for Student Excellence and the TWU Graduate School are presenting the university’s inaugural “3-Minute Thesis” (3MT) competition Monday, March 30 at 6 p.m. in room 301 of the Administration and Conference Tower (ACT) on the TWU Denton campus.

The community is invited to attend the competition, which is free and open to the public as audience members. Registration is required for competition participants. For more information, visit

According to university officials, 3MT is a research communication competition developed by the University of Queensland. The event challenges TWU master’s and doctoral students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and/or dissertation topic and its significance in just three minutes. The competition is open to all TWU master’s and doctoral students who are currently writing their theses or dissertations.

The competition will take place on Monday, March 30 starting at 6 p.m. Judges of 3MT will award a first-place prize of $1,000 and a second place prize of $500. There also will be a “People’s Choice” award of $200, which will be determined by the audience.

The first 3MT was held at the University of Queensland in 2008 with 160 students competing. Currently, the competition is held at universities throughout the world. For more information on the origin of the event, visit

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Amanda Simpson
Director of Media Relations

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