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U-Wide Three Minute Thesis Competition

11. 08. 2019 at 10:00am to at 11:30am

The 3-Minute Thesis (3MT®) challenges students to communicate the significance of their projects without the use of props or industry jargon, in just three minutes. The competition develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and help students' learn to quickly explain their research to a non-specialist audience leaving them wanting to know more.

3MT 2019 will take place Friday, November 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Coffman Memorial Union Theater (room 110).

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2019 Finalists

ELIZABETH ABRAHAM, DOCTORAL STUDENT

Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy of Tribal Farmers Managing Misdirection: Learning to Look in All the Right Places

Work and Human Resource Education, College of Education & Human Development

CAITLIN SISK, DOCTORAL STUDENT

Managing Misdirection: Learning to Look in All the Right Places

Psychology, College of Liberal Arts

GEORGE FUREY, DOCTORAL STUDENT

Can a Diversity of Prairie Plants Build a Fertile Soil?

Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, College of Biological Sciences

MARIE GILBERTSON, DOCTORAL STUDENT

Stopping a Deadly Virus in Florida Panthers

Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine

ILSE RENNER, DOCTORAL STUDENT

Light Signals Increase Cancer-Prevention Power of Cabbage

Applied Plant Sciences, College of Food, Agricultural & Natural Resource Sciences

SUMMER TRAN, DOCTORAL STUDENT

The Moon Shot & Immunotherapy

Social & Administrative Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy

2019 Judges

RICHARD CHIN

Reporter, Star Tribune

BILL HALDEMAN

Senior Assistant to the President, University of Minnesota

KAO LY ILEAN HER

University of Minnesota Regent, Chief Executive Officer of the Hmong Elders Center

KRISTIN MAKHOLM

Executive Director, Minnesota Museum of American Art    

NEKEY OLIVER

Manager of Grants and Government Relations, Minnesota Office of Higher Education