The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition

Author: Deborah Donahue

Kristofor Glinton is a finalist in the 3MT® competition with a talk entitled “Group A Streptococcal Infection: Manipulation of Host Fibrinolytic System”.


Left to right: Claire Bowen, Nicholas Myers, and Kristofor Glinton, the College of Science 3MT Finalists.








The finalists will present their work on March 16, 2016 at the Jordon Auditorium.  The first place winner will represent the University of Notre Dame at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) 3MT® Regional Conference.

            The goal of the 3MT® competition is for Ph.D. students from all departments and colleges to cultivate the ability to explain their research, including both breadth and significance, in a language appropriate to an audience containing both specialists and non-specialists, all within 3 minutes. The 3MT® competition provides graduate students with the opportunity to sharpen their professional development skills, reignite their passion for discovery, promote preeminent research, and foster community within the Graduate School. 3MT® will be a venue for graduate students from various disciplines to interact with one another and discuss their research and its implications. The competition provides an opportunity for undergraduates, alumni, industry partners, various on-campus departments/institutions and the community to be exposed to high-level, cutting-edge research being performed at the University of Notre Dame. For more information go to