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2022 Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition

About the Competition

Drexel's Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition follows the guidelines of the global phenomenon, Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition, founded by the University of Queensland. The international competition, in which over 600 universities and institutions across more than 59 countries participate, emphasizes presenting research within a three-minute time limit, using only a static PowerPoint slide, and in a jargon-free language understood by an audience of non-specialists. Through this, students are able to enhance their academic presentation and research communication skills, while their work is able to reach a broader audience. All Drexel professional doctorate and PhD candidates are eligible to enter.

Check out the competition rules and some award-winning Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) presentations.

Guests who attend the in-person competition will have the opportunity to vote for People's Choice. In addition, winners are eligible to go on to regional, national and international competitions.


Wednesday, April 13 1-2 p.m. EDT
Mitchell Auditorium

Watch the Recording [YouTube]

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition Presenters

Laura A. Baehr, PT, DPT - People's Choice Award
PhD Program in Health and Rehabilitation Science
College of Nursing and Health Professions
Impact of group tele-exercise on physical activity determinants and behavior for individuals with spinal cord injury

Mithila Guha
PhD Program in Marketing
LeBow College of Business, including School of Economics
Peer Effects of Brand Activism: Evidence from Firm-generated Content and Online Chatter


Michael K. Hauer
PhD Program in Community Health and Prevention
Dornsife School of Public Health

Leveraging Social Media in Social and Behavior Change Communication Strategies


Cynthia Klobodu, MBChB, MPH - President's Award for Best Three Minute Thesis (3MT®)
PhD Program in Nutrition Sciences
College of Nursing and Health Professions
Exploring the feasibility of incorporating nutrition-related lifestyle guidance into fertility counseling and treatment for young female cancer survivors: The Fertility, Cancer, Nutrition and Diet (FECAND) study

Kusuma K Schofield, MSEd, MPH
PhD Program in Nutrition Sciences
College of Nursing and Health Professions
The Drexel University PA SNAP-Ed Program: Evolving Curriculums to Address Gaps in Nutrition Education Among High Schoolers

Matthew Cowan
PhD Program in Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Cells moving under pressure

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition Judges

Sobha Philip, MS
Graduate Program Manager
College of Arts and Sciences

Michael Ryan, MBA, PhD (Eng)
Director of Academic Support, Graduate Pipeline Programs, Graduate College
Associate Department Head of Graduate Studies, Associate Teaching Professor
Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering

Katie Zamulinsky, EdD

Associate Vice President and Dean of Student Life


View the complete list of 2022 conference award winners.