Competitions Overview

Purdue holds two unique annual competitions for its graduate students and other qualifying University members, including the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition and the Say It In 6® competition. Both come with cash prizes.

Three Minute Thesis® 

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition aimed at developing academic, presentation, and research communication skills. Graduate students will have three minutes to present a compelling presentation on a chosen research topic, its significance and its relevance to the general public. Currently enrolled graduate students in all disciplines at Purdue are eligible to participate.

Register for 3MT 2020

Three Minute Thesis® 2019 winning entry by Megan LaFollette

Say It In 6®

Say It In 6® is a competition that challenges you to tell a story about your graduate experience — in a clear, concise and, most importantly, creative way — by using only six words and a visual aid. The competition is open to all graduate and professional students, nondegree students, and postdoctoral fellows at Purdue.