Events / 2024 Mark S. Wrighton Research Award on Aging 3MT Competition

2024 Mark S. Wrighton Research Award on Aging 3MT Competition

March 6, 2024
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Brown Lounge, Brown Hall

Watch doctoral candidates battle it out in a Three-Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition for the Mark S. Wrighton Award on Aging. The 3MT® is an academic competition that challenges PhD students to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience.

Mark Wrighton speaking to a competitor at the 2020 3MT Competition.

A panel of judges from multiple disciplines and the community will judge the competition. Winners will be recognized and asked to present at the annual Friedman Lecture and Awards on April 5, 2024.

We are currently accepting applications to compete through Feb. 20, 2024. Selected competitors will be notified by February 23, 2024 and must confirm their intent to compete by February 27, 2024. The 3MT competition will take place the evening of March 6, 2024.


This event is free and open to all. Registration is strongly encouraged. Light refreshments will be provided.

Directions & Parking

This event will take place in the Brown Lounge in Brown Hall, located in the southeast corner of the Washington University Danforth Campus. View parking information and directions.

We recommend parking in the East End Garage at the intersection of Forsyth Blvd. and Wrighton Way.


If you have any accessibility needs, please contact Emily Hickner at We need to be notified at least five business days prior to the event to guarantee accommodation for interpretation and CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) services.

About the award

This award will be given by the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging to recognize doctoral students who show outstanding promise as researchers on topics relevant to older adults and aging society. Students in doctoral level degree programs in any discipline at Washington University with research focused on aging are encouraged to apply. Students must apply in order to be selected to compete.

This award and competition is supported by The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital from the Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Fund.

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.