3MT Competition 2017

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The Graduate School and The Graduate Student Congress invite you to come out and support your fellow graduate students competing in the final round of the Fall 2017 Three-Minute Thesis Competition.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Kincaid Auditorium in the Gatton College of Business & Economics

Competitors in the final will be:

Phillip Barnett - Linguistics - Answering Ancient Questions with Modern Methods

Rachel Carr - English - Plantation Afterlives: Literary Landscapes of the South

Erica Fealko - Plant Pathology - Reducing Waste to Feed the World

Morgan Gerlitz - Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering - Re-growing Appalachia: Understanding the Hydrologic Impacts of Deforestation and Restoration

Jessica Hanneman - Veterinary Science - Endophyte Infested Tall Fescue: Silent Killer or Hardy Grass?

Laura Manning - Curriculum and Instruction - How to Learn a Language from the Dead

Shayan Mohammadmoradi - Nutritional Sciences - Small in Size but Big by Function: How a Molecule Called TLR4 May Affect Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Soroosh Torabi - Mechanical Engineering - 3D Micro-scale Chip: A Game-Changing Strategy to Fight Cancer

Katherin Toran - Economics - Does Medicare Part D Save Lives?

Kai Zhang - Pharmacology - Designing a Drug for Alcoholic Brain Disease

2017 3MT® Information

To learn more about the purpose and history of the competition, click here.


Rules and judging criteria


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Videos of previous winners from various universities

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For additional information, contact Anna Bedsole, Vice President of the Graduate Student Congress, at anna.stone@uky.edu or Dr. Morris Grubbs at morris.grubbs@uky.edu

The University of Kentucky Graduate School and The Graduate Student Congress are affiliating with the University of Queensland (Australia) to bring the internationally recognized 3MT® competition to Lexington. To learn more about the purpose and history of the competition, click here.


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Click here for "UK at the Half" radio interview with graduate students about the 3MT®, which aired Jan. 28, 2014.

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