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MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL MAKES HISTORY WITH THREE MINUTE THESIS COMPETITION…

Mr. Peter Borg, a doctoral student in the Department of History emerged as the winner of the Three Minute Thesis competition! 

The Graduate School and Marquette University made history on Friday, February 24, 2017, by having its first Three Minute Thesis competition. The Three Minute Thesis is a global research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland in Australia. It is an academic competition for doctoral and master’s degree students that require each participant to explain his or her research effectively in three minutes, using one slide, with no animation  The competition started with 21 participants who competed in a qualifying round judged by Marquette University faculty:

 

Marilyn Frenn ImageDr. Marylyn Frenn
Professor & interim Director of the Ph.D. programs, Nursing

 

 

 

Gary Krenz ImageDr. Gary Krenz
Professor, Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science

 

 

Timothy MelchertDr. Timothy Melchert
Professor, College of Education

 

 

 

Lezlie Knox ImageDr. Lezlie Knox
Associate Professor, History

 

 

Ten finalists were chosen to compete for the coveted prize of $1,000. Additionally, $500 was awarded to the Runner Up and the audience voted for the People’s Choice winner who was also awarded $500.

3MT Judges PictureThe final competition was judged by Dr. Daniel Myers, Provost, Marquette University; Ms. Kelly McShane, Trustee, Marquette University Board of Trustees; Ms. Griselda Aldrete, President and CEO of Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee; and Ms. Karen Herzog, Higher Education Reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

 

 

Borg PictureMr. Peter Borg, a doctoral student in the Department of History emerged as the winner with only two seconds to spare with his presentation "The Colored Problem“--Milwaukee's White Urban Churches Respond to the Second Great MigrationMr. Borg will represent Marquette University as he moves forward to compete in a regional competition in April at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools in Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

 

Cleland PictureThe Runner Up was awarded to Mr. Brice Cleland, a doctoral student in Clinical and Translational Rehabilitation Health Science with his presentation Compensation and Brain Activation Post-Stroke.

 

 

 

 

Fealey PictureThe People’s Choice was awarded to Ms. Meghan Fealey, a doctoral student in Biological Sciences with her presentation Organizing Your Genes.

 

 

 

 

The Three Minute Thesis competition can be watched here.

The ten finalists included:

SundbergChristopher Sundberg
Race Against the Clock: Improving Life in an Aging World
Clinical and Translational Rehabilitation Science
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Sandra Hunter

 

 

 


Aleiou PictureAli Aleiou
Predicting Restenosis in Drug Eluting Coronary Stents
Biomedical Engineering
Thesis Advisor: Dr. John LaDisa


 

 

 

Alexander PictureJennifer Alexander
Using Emotion Regulation to Understand Destructive Habits

Clinical Psychology
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Douglas Woods


 

 

 

Liu PictureYi Liu
Ocean Acidification: Alga Knows It in Its Bones
Biological Sciences
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Pinfen Yang


 

 

 

Newman PictureAmy Newman
Pediatric Oncology Nurses’ Experiences with Prognosis-Related Communication
Department of Nursing
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Marianne Weiss


 

 

 

Borg PicturePeter Borg
“The Colored Problem”--Milwaukee’s White Urban Churches Respond to the Second Great Migration
Department of History
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. James Marten


 

 

Cleland PictureBrice Cleland
Compensation and Brain Activation Post-Stroke
Clinical and Translational Rehabilitation Science
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Sheila Schindler-Ivens

 


 

 

Whitaker PictureRobert Whitaker
The Epistemology of Disagreement: Hume, Kant and the Current Debate
Department of Philosophy
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Michael Wreen


 

 

 

Fealey PictureMeghan Fealey
Organizing Your Genes
Biological Sciences
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Lisa Petrella


 

 

 

Deering PictureRita Deering
The “Core” Problem with Postpartum Care
Clinical and Translational Rehabilitation Science
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Sandra Hunter


 

 

For more information about the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®), contact the Marquette University Graduate School at mugs@marquette.edu.