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Results of the 2023 CSE 3MT Competition! 

WINNER – $1,500

Chrissy Baker – 1st year MS Biology student
The Friendship Bracelet that Prevents Breast Cancer

RUNNER UP – $750

Matthew Espinosa – 3rd year Ph.D. Experimental Psychology student
Tuned in: Women’s Health Decision Aid Use Improves Birth Control Related Attitudes 


Alina Valimukhametova – 4th year Ph.D. Biophysics student
The Science of “Silence”: Sweet and Shiny Gene Delivery 

Benite Ishimwe – 2rd year MS Geology student
The Freshwater Killer: Modeling the Historical and Present Water Quality of Lakes using Remote Sensing

Ugur Topkiran – 1st year Ph.D. Physics student
Don’t Risk Lives while Curing Cancer

Thomas Sease – 3rd year Ph.D. Experimental Psychology student
Understanding Criminal Thinking Patterns

Nancy Lohman – Realtor, Williams Trew Real Estate
Melissa Schroeder – Chair of Communication Studies and Associate Professor, TCU
Ray Smilor  Emeritus Professor, Neeley School of Business, TCU

Would you like to have the chance to practice your oral presentation skills and win some money in the process (and if you win, automatically qualify for the TCU University Wide 3MT final on April 16)?

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition challenges research graduate students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. 

The CSE “Three Minute Thesis” competition is modeled after the competition developed at the University of Queensland ( This competition format is spreading across the world – see!

Participating in the 3MT competition will help you prepare for presenting at conferences and a the CSE Student Research Symposium (SRS), but also for being able to be successful in presenting you and your work to a possible future employer etc.

SIGN UP for the CSE 3MT Competition!

See for more detailed information about the CSE 3MT competition.

Declare your interest in participating by emailing (Magnus Rittby).


1st Prize – $1,500

Runner up – $750

People’s Choice – $500

Sign up deadline Friday, March 17

CSE 3MT Qualifiers are scheduled for:

Monday March 20 – Wednesday, March 22 ; Time TBA

The CSE 3MT Final is scheduled for:

Friday, March 24, 5:00 pm in Sid W. Richardson (SWR) Lecture Hall 2 (LH2)

Interested? Email ( by Friday March 17 if you intend to participate.

For more information on 3MT, including sample presentations, visit

The CSE Three Minute Thesis competition is brought to you by the CSE Science Communication initiative, SciCom.

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a trademark of The University of Queensland and is used by permission.