2022 Three Minute Thesis Competition

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Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Event Recap

The Graduate School and Marquette University held the 3MT® competition on February 25, 2022. 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.

After competing in a qualifying round, the finalists were chosen to compete for the coveted prize of $500.  Additionally, $250 was awarded to the Runner-Up and the People's Choice winner.

The final competition was judged by Ms. Devi Shastri, Statewide Higher Education Reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Mr. Keith Stanley, Executive Director, Near West Side Partners; and Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, Vice President for Research and Innovation, Marquette University.

Congratulations to this year's winner Claire Radtke and runner-up Taylor Holmes!

Claire Radtke, a student in Biological Sciences, emerged as the Three Minute Thesis competition winner, as well as the People's Choice award winner with her presentation, “A Novel Approach to Screen for Potential Therapeutics Targeting Transthyretin Aggregation”.  Claire will move on to represent Marquette University at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools regional competition.

The Runner-Up was awarded to Taylor Holmes, a student in Exercise and Rehabilitation Science, with his presentation, "A Rehabilitation Approach for the Respiratory System".

Congratulations and thank you to our winners and competitors from this year’s competition!  It was incredible to learn about the research from our graduate students. 

First Place & Peoples Choice Winner: Claire Radtke - Biological Sciences

Thesis: A Novel Approach to Screen for Potential Therapeutics Targeting Transthyretin Aggregation

Runner-Up Winner: Taylor Holmes - Exercise and Rehabilitation Science

Thesis: A Rehabilitation Approach for the Respiratory System 

Kingsley Ezeuwa - History

Thesis: Colonial Laws and Women's Status in Colonial Nigeria

Nasim Maghboli Balasjin - Biological Sciences

Thesis: Rice Cold Resilience: An Apex Predator Influence

Timothy Radke - Electrical and Computer Engineering

Thesis: Improving the Hardware Security of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Against Side Channel Analysis using Motor Noise

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