Congratulations to this year's UO 3MT Winners

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic competition developed by the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, for research students. The students participating in the 3MT Competition have just three minutes and one static PowerPoint slide to explain their research in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. Audience members can vote for a People’s Choice award while learning about a diverse range of research from across campus. This year's top three were selected by a panel of judges and advanced to the State Finals, while the fourth finalist was chosen by an audience vote for the People’s Choice Award and receives an award of $100.

First Place

Alexander Garinther, Psychology

“Unpacking the moral unconscious."


Second Place

Lizzy LeRud, English

“How literary categories locate and evaluate cultural boundaries."


Third Place

Arian Mobasser (Psychology)

"Just Say No: How Missing Autonomy Misses the Mark"


People's Choice Award

Jim Davis (Human Physiology)

"Evidence that “Hot” People Have a Hole in their Heart"



Copyright © 2011-2018 University of Oregon. All rights Reserved. Eugene Oregon 97403.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.