A Researcher's or scholar's ability to create a succinct yet compelling narrative about their work is an invaluable skill. 

By effectively translating complex/technical research into accessible language, researchers can better inform, educate, and inspire their audience – whether it is at a professional conference, a graduate/professional school interview, a casual dinner with friends, or any situation in between.  This event is meant to help students communicate the most important parts of their research and creative work in a short amount of time.

Rikki Laser
Congratulations to the 2019 Three Minute Research Story Competition's fantastic presenters.


A special congratulations to this year's top three presenters:

1st Place: Marissa Mueller

2nd Place: Rikki Laser

3rd Place: Francesca Eckstrom


The 3 Minute Research Story Competition is hosted by ICRU, the Latham Science and Engagement Initiative, and the UISG to serve as an undergraduate version of the 3 Minute Thesis Competition (3MT).  Participants are allotted 3 minutes and one slide to present a compelling pitch or story about their research and its significance in a language appropriate to a non-specialized audience.​  All undergraduates involved in research or creative work at the University of Iowa are encouraged to apply and compete for prizes!

Watch previous 3-Minute Competitors here!