The Graduate School announces the winners of the 4th Annual Three-Minute Thesis Competition
Marie Gilbertson, a doctoral student in the College of Veterinary Medicine's Veterinary Medicine program took home the First Place Award at the event on Friday, November 8. Gilbertson will represent the University of Minnesota at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) 3-Minute Thesis competition in Spring 2020.
Doctoral student Elizabeth Abraham from the College of Education & Human Development - Work and Human Resource Education program received the Second Place Award and the People's Choice awards.
The Three-Minute Thesis Competition challenges graduate students to present their research in just 180 seconds, in a way that can be understood by an intelligent audience with no background in the subject. This competition helps our graduate students develop presentation and communication skills; the benefits of preparing for a three-minute thesis competition are valuable regardless of career path, degree objective, or discipline. Participants are allowed to refer to one, static slide during their presentations, but may not use any other props or media.
Special thanks goes to this year's 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
Watch all of the participants' presentations:
Elizabeth Abraham, Doctoral Student
- Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy of Tribal Farmers
- 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