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
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).  

The Spring 2020 3MRSC event is going digital.  Participants will compete through video submissions. The goal of this competition is to effectively communicate one's work/idea/story through a short, 3-minute video. Participants are allotted one 3-minute video 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 compete for prizes!

Submit your video here!  
Or email your video to icru@uiowa.edu!

Submissions will be accepted Monday, January 6, 2020 through Monday, February 3, 2020 at 8:00 am. 

Read rules and juding criteria here!

Watch previous 3-Minute Competitors here!