2023 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 24, 2023. 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 final competition was judged by Ms. Kelly McShane, Trustee Emerita, Marquette University; Dr. Kimo Ah Yun, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Marquette University; Ms. Lindsey St. Arnold Bell, Interim Executive Director of Avenues West and the Near West Side Partners; and Mr. John Gurda, Milwaukee Writer and Historian.

Congratulations to this year's winner Sarah Rolli and runner-up Hannah Buchholz!

Sarah Rolli emerged as the Three Minute Thesis competition winner with her presentation, “Investigating the Sorting Factors Involved in Huntingtin Inclusion Formation in Yeast”.  Sarah will move on to represent Marquette University at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools regional competition.

The Runner-Up as well as the People's Choice award was awarded to Hannah Buchholz with her presentation, "Understanding the Heat Shock Response During Aging and Disease".

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: Sarah Rolli - Biological Sciences

Thesis: Investigating the Sorting Factors Involved in Huntingtin Inclusion Formation in Yeast

Runner-Up Winner & Peoples Choice Winner: Hannah Buchholz - Biological Sciences

Thesis: Understanding the Heat Shock Response During Aging and Disease

Yue Zhao - Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

Thesis: Regularized Multivariate Functional Principal Component Analysis

Carly Hintz - Exercise and Rehabilitation Science

Thesis: Does Biological Sex Play a Role in Respiratory Recovery Following Spinal Cord Injury?

Cathy Melesky-Dante - Religious Studies

Thesis: A Lay Ethic Toward Solidarity with Those Sexually Abused By Catholic Leaders

Gregory Dieter - Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

Thesis: Using Drones to Assess Temperature Pollution in Urban Stormwater: A Hot Topic

Jacqueline Christianson - Nursing

Thesis: Why We Work: Exploring the Relationships Between Work Rewards, Work Related Burnout, and Intention to Leave for Professional Nurses

Jesse Gerringer - Biomedical Engineering

Thesis: Neck Muscle Response to Impact Using a Computational Model

Jose Intriago Suarez - English

Thesis: Cultural Consumption Fields: Awards as Enablers of Systemic Racism

Keara Kangas  Clinical Psychology

Thesis: Interpersonal Synchronization Emotion Regulation Strengths Our Neural Connection

Khaled Mosharrah Mukut - Mechanical Engineering

Thesis: Fundamental Exploration of Soot Formation and Morphology from a Molecular Modeling Perspective

Sujeeth Goud Ramagoni - Computer Science

Thesis: Understanding Computer Science Teaching Capacity: The Relationship Between Computer Science Teacher Certification and High School Enrollment