Three Minute Thesis (3MT)


The ASPB Three-Minute Thesis Finalist competition is hosted by the ASPB Early Career Plant Scientists Section and sponsored by the ASPB Centennial Challenge. Five finalists selected in our virtual competition will compete on the plenary stage for the chance to win our grand prize of $1000 and a People’s Choice award of $500. 

Each competitor will have three minutes to present an overview of their thesis research using one slide and language appropriate for a general audience. Competitors will be scored by a panel of five judges, including some of the most prominent members of our society, as part of the ASPB Centennial Challenge. Our audience can participate too by casting votes for their favorite entry in our People’s Choice award. Following the competition, we will also have an in-person networking event with light snacks and refreshments. 

Each finalist has already demonstrated high level science communication skills and is working on exciting plant biology research! Please join us at noon on Monday July 11th in the plenary stage auditorium and virtually to watch the ASPB Three-Minute Thesis Finalist Competition!

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.