decorative imageThe Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) chapter at the University of Florida will host its inaugural Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition en Español.

In this competition, developed by the University of Queensland in Australia, students are challenged to deliver a compelling presentation on their research topic and its significance in just three minutes. Through participation, students enhance their academic, presentation, and research communication skills, allowing them to explain their research clearly to non-academic audiences.

Why in Spanish? We want to showcase and celebrate the diverse reach of graduate students while encouraging effective science communication with broader audiences in Spanish, thus increasing the impact of students’ research beyond their respective fields.


To apply

Click the button below to apply for consideration as a competitor.

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Upon registration, you will promptly receive a Zoom link to enroll in the TESI Science in a Snap workshop. This training is required for participation.


Apply by 11:59 PM ET on Sunday, March 10, 2024


Important Dates

Competition rules

During the Science in a Snap workshop, we will discuss more in-depth the competition rules and judging criteria. Overall, to participate in the competition you will need to:

  1. Use a static PowerPoint slide (no slide transitions, animations, or movement; the slide is to be presented from the oration’s beginning).
  2. Avoid using additional electronic media (e.g., sound and video files) as they are not permitted.
  3. Refrain from using additional props (e.g., costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) as they are not permitted.
  4. Keep the presentation within a strict time limit of 3 minutes. Competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.
  5. Deliver oral presentations, using spoken words only; poems, raps, or songs are not permitted. The presentation must be completely in Spanish.
  6. Begin presentations from the stage. Presentations are officially considered to have started when a presenter initiates their presentation through either movement or speech.
  7. Understand that the decision of the judging panel is final.

For information on past UF 3MT Competitions visit the following link: UF 3MT

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The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) UF Chapter is organizing the first ever 3MT competition en Español, with support from:

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