Marquette hosts Three Minute Thesis competition to round out Graduate Student Week, Feb. 24

Feb. 20, 2023

Three Minute Thesis LogoMILWAUKEE — The Marquette University Graduate School will host its sixth annual Three Minute Thesis competition to close out Graduate Student Week on Friday, Feb. 24, at 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium, 1506 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Graduate Student Week runs Feb. 20-24 and includes events for self-care, socializing, career networking and finding funding.

Graduate students will compete for a $500 prize by presenting their research in three minutes or less using one slide and no animation. There will be an array of presentations from various disciplines, including nursing; religious studies; English; biological sciences; mathematical and statistical sciences; mechanical engineering; biomedical engineering; exercise and rehabilitation science; civil, construction and environmental engineering; computer science; and clinical psychology. The winner will represent Marquette University in a regional Three Minute Thesis competition at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools, March 23-31, in Chicago.

The Three Minute Thesis entrants will be judged by Kelly McShane, Marquette alumna and trustee emerita; Lindsey St. Arnold Bell, interim director of the Near West Side Partners; John Gurda, Milwaukee writer and historian; and Marquette Provost Dr. Kimo Ah Yun.

Media wishing to attend should contact Kevin Conway at

The Three Minute Thesis is a global research communication competition developed by the University of Queensland in Australia. The competition is open to all master’s and doctoral students enrolled in a program that contains an original research project. The degree program need not formally require a thesis or dissertation, but the presentation topic must cover the original research project.

About Marquette University

Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university located near the heart of downtown Milwaukee that offers a comprehensive range of majors in 11 nationally and internationally recognized colleges and schools. Through the formation of hearts and minds, Marquette prepares our 11,100 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional students to lead, excel and serve as agents of positive change. And, we deliver results. Ranked in the top 20% of national universities, Marquette is recognized for its undergraduate teaching, innovation and career preparation as the sixth-best university in the country for job placement. Our focus on student success and immersive, personalized learning experiences encourages students to think critically and engage with the world around them. When students graduate with a Marquette degree, they are truly prepared and called to Be The Difference.

About Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway

Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of University Relations. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or