Alex Chung Makes It To Three Minute Thesis Finals!

Congratulations to Alex Chung, for being one of ten UNC Graduate Schools' Three Minute Thesis finalists! The final competition will be held in Bondurant G100 Tuesday Oct. 30 at 4 pm. All are welcome to serve as audience members.

Congratulations to Alex Chung, a 5th year pharmacology graduate student in the Parise lab, for being one of the Three Minute Thesis Finalists! Alex's topic is “Smart Fight Against Breast Cancer."

Well wishers are welcome to attend the finals of the UNC Graduate School's  Three Minute Thesis competition in Bondurant Hall G100 Tuesday October 30 @ 4:00 pm. There are ten finalists in all including three that are are from UNC School of Medicine departments: Alex Chung in pharmacology,  and Susanna Harris and Bhawana Shrestha in microbiology and immunology.

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic competition that assists current graduate students with fostering effective presentation and communication skills. Participants have just three minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their research project to a non-specialist audience.

3MT was developed by The University of Queensland in 2008 and is now held in more than 600 universities in 65 countries around the world.

An 80,000 word PhD thesis would take 9 hours to present. Their time limit... 3 minutes. 

Master’s and Doctoral students enrolled at UNC from any discipline administered by The Graduate School were welcome to register and participate in the competition. All are welcome to serve as audience members throughout the competition.

  • First place – $1000 and trip to compete in regional 3MT competition – February 2019
  • Second place – $600
  • People’s choice – $400

Read the Graduate Shool's announcement of final competition, with all ten finalists' names and their topics...

3 Minute Thesis Logo