2020 UWM 3MT Competition Winners

Pictured (left to right): Rudi Marciniak, Jennifer Woo, and Aparna Deshmukh

Over 40 graduate students from across the university competed in this year’s 3MT competition with the participants being narrowed down to 12 finalists. UWM’s 3MT finals were held virtually on June 2, 2020. You can watch this year’s presentation here in its entirety with individual videos below.

Winner—Receiving $1,500

Rudi Marciniak: “Does sauna exposure support cardiovascular recovery in firefighters?”

Second Place Tie—Each receiving $1,000

  • Aparna Deshmukh: “Nano-engineered composites for 3D printing of concrete auxetic structures”
  • Jennifer Woo: “Getting Under the Skin: Early Life Adversity and Measures of Adult Health”

2020 UWM 3MT Finalists’ Videos


What is the Three Minute Thesis (3MT)?

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Graduate School, Office of Research, and UWM Research Foundation, are sponsoring their 3rd Annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) event. Developed by The University of Queensland, 3MT has been adopted in 86 countries and cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. This unique academic competition is open to all doctoral students and students in a terminal master’s degree program (Master of Fine Arts degree) currently working on a dissertation or thesis. The competition supports graduate students’ capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.