New in 2017: 3-Minute Thesis® Competition for Students and Young Professionals

New at IMS 2017 is the 3-Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition for Students and Young Professionals (see

Developed in 2008 by the University of Queensland (Australia) and subsequently adopted by more than 350 universities across 19 countries (see, 3MT® is a competition intended to showcase and celebrate those presenters who, through skill and practice, have distilled their research into a presentation of three minutes or less, supported by only one static slide and no other props or aids, given in language appropriate for a non-specialist audience.

Participants will be given tips on how to craft high-quality presentations in the months before the competition, along with an introductory session on the Monday morning of Microwave Week 2017. On Monday afternoon, competitors will deliver their presentations in front of a general audience, and a panel of five non-specialist judges will rank contestants based on how engaging, accessible, and compelling they made their presentations. Feedback will be given to competitors, and cash prizes will be awarded to the top three presentations, together with a "People's Choice" award given to the talk most popular among the audience members in attendance.

Interested in participating? Please see the links and contest description at the IMS 2017 3MT® web page: , or send an e-mail to to contact the organizers.