3MT Congratulations FlyerCongratulations to the finalists and winners of FIU’s Graduate School (UGS) 3rd Annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition, held virtually on January 28, 2021.

A College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) graduate student took second place.  Both first and second place winners received a cash prize, and four other FIU graduate students were named as finalists.


Anahita Esmaeilian – First Place and People’s Choice Winner (Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Chiamaka Okafor – Second Place Winner (Materials Science & Engineering)


Ludmyla Santos Tavares – Finalist (Chemistry & Biochemistry)
N.L. Dilani Perera – Finalist (Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Lee Seng Lau – Finalist (Biomedical Science)
Maria Esteban Lopez – Finalist (Biomedical Science)
Andrea Wolfs – Finalist (Psychology)
Martina Rogers – Finalist (Earth & Environment) 

The 3MT® competition gives graduate students a maximum of three minutes and one visual to present their research to a panel of judges and a live audience.  The competition was founded by the University of Queensland (QUT) in Australia and is now held at universities worldwide. The 3MT® competition is a great opportunity for graduate students to enhance their presentation skills to reach a broader audience.

One finalist will be asked to present at the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS) Annual Meeting in late February 2021.