Three Minute Thesis IGARSS 2024

Three Minute Thesis IGARSS 2024

We’re thrilled to extend an invitation to research-based master’s or doctoral students attending IGARSS 2024 to take part in the Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT™). This esteemed academic challenge, pioneered by the University of Queensland, aims to refine students’ research communication and presentation abilities by summarizing their thesis in just three minutes to a general audience, aided by a single static slide.

To enter, simply upload a 3-minute video detailing your research and thesis topic to a platform like YouTube or TikTok or provide a private URL accessible only to the evaluation committee. Your video will undergo initial evaluation, focusing on presentation skills (40%), scientific quality (40%), and the originality of the topic presented (20%).

The top 10 submissions will advance to the final round, held in person during IGARSS 2024. Three winners will be chosen by the judging panelists in accordance with the competition rules, receiving cash prizes of $500, $300, and $200, respectively, along with “IEEE GRSS Excellence in Technical Communication Student Prize Award” certificates.

Excitingly, we’re implementing an audience voting system for the final round. This empowers the audience to vote for their favorite presentation, with the participant receiving the most votes being honored with the People’s Choice Award.

For the initial phase, please submit your videos by May 15, 2024, via . Should you have any inquiries about the competition, please contact us at

Take advantage of this remarkable opportunity; it’s your chance to showcase your communication skills and share your research with a broader audience. We eagerly anticipate your submissions!

Timeline of the competition

By May 15, 2024: Submit a 3-minute video for the first stage of the competition.

June 15, 2024: First round outcome: Top 10 submissions are invited to the final round.

July 07-12, 2024: 3MT™ competition final round and announcement of the winners at IGARSS banquet. The exact date will be announced soon.