Watch doctoral candidates battle it out in a Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition for the newly-created Mark S. Wrighton Award on Aging. The 3MT is an academic competition that challenges PhD students to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience.
A panel of three researchers from multiple disciplines, will select the winner of the “judge’s choice” award. An additional “people’s choice” winner will be voted on by the audience. The judge’s choice winner will receive a $1,000 cash award and the people’s choice winner will receive a $500 cash award.
Judge’s choice and people’s choice winners will be recognized at the annual Friedman Lecture and Awards on April 13, 2022.
This event will take place in person in Holden Auditorium at the Farrell Teaching & Learning Center on the Washington University Medical Campus. There is also an option to join virtually via Zoom Webinar. Please note that some parts of the virtual event may only be audio and slides.
Registration is strongly encouraged. Details for attending both virtually and in person will be provided to registrants.
Call for Competitors:
Applications to compete in the 2022 3MT Competition close on February 15, 2022. Selected competitors will be notified by February 18, 2022 and must confirm their intent to compete by February 21.
About the Award:
This new award will be given by the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging to recognize doctoral students who show outstanding promise as researchers on topics relevant to older adults and aging society. Students in doctoral level degree programs in any discipline at Washington University with research focused on aging are encouraged to apply. Students must submit a registration in order to be selected to compete.
This award and competition is supported by The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital from the Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Fund.
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.