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.


Three Minute Research Story Competition
Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Main Library


Apply to present HERE.  

Applications accepted through Tuesday, February 5, 2019.


The 3 Minute Research Story Competition is hosted by ICRU and the Latham Science and Engagement Initiative 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!