3MT Competition

NMU's 2020 Three Minute Thesis Graduate Winner: Madeline Hernstrom-Hill
NMU's 2020 Three Minute Thesis Graduate Winner: Madeline Hernstrom-Hill

Thank you to Everyone who Attended Northern Michigan University's 3rd Annual Three Minute Thesis Competition!

 

For more information, see the 3MT slides or contact Janelle Taylor at jantaylo@nmu.edu.

 

About 3MT

NMU began its annual participation in the Three Minute Thesis competition in 2018 and continues to expand its programming. Each year, NMU students will compete for recognition, prizes, and a spot in the regional competition. Three Minute Thesis was developed by The University of Queensland (UQ) in 2008. "3MT cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills.The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience."

Guidelines

Each candidate is limited to three minutes and one static PowerPoint slide to aid in the presentation of their thesis research. Students must be actively enrolled in a graduate program and must present original research. Detailed competition rules are located here. You can view examples on the 3MT website here

Need help planning your 3MT presentation? The University of Queensland provides guidance here: https://threeminutethesis.uq.edu.au/resources/3mt-competitor-guide

 

3MT 2020

3MT Poster

The NMU 2020 competition included two rounds of competitors: Current NMU graduate students and undergraduate students from NMU's McNair Scholars program.

Graduate Winners

1st Place: Madeline Hernstrom-Hill, English Department

Runner UP: Grant Steinacker, Biology Department

People's Choice: Rachael Nelson, Biology Department

McNair Winners

1st Place: Cynthia Benson, Criminal Justice

Runner UP: Shumete Sam, Department of Social Work

People's Choice: Cynthia Benson, Criminal Justice

 

The first place graduate winner, Madeline Hernstrom-Hill, receives $300 and travel to the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools conference to compete at the next level! 

We would like to extend a special thank-you to our judges, Evan Bonsall, Jim LaJoie, Tammy Nyen, and Mike Rochon.

View the event 

 

3MT 2019

3MT Poster

The NMU 2019 competition included two rounds of competitors: Current NMU graduate students and undergraduate students from NMU's McNair Scholars program.

To review the Mediasite streaming footage from the event, follow this link. The event was also covered by local television news. 

Graduate Winners

1st Place: Kathryn Bianga, School of Business

Runner UP: Veronica Snow, Biology Department

People's Choice: Jaime VanEnkevort, School of Education, Leadership, and Public Service

McNair Winners

1st Place: Cecilia Ruiz, Neuroscience

Runner UP: Brittney Moore, Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center

People's Choice: Cecilia Ruiz, Neuroscience

 

The first place graduate winner, Kathryn Bianga, receives $500 and travel to the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools conference to compete at the next level! 

We would like to extend a special thank-you to our judges, Lizzie Corser, Jim LaJoie, Chad Mager, Evelyn Massaro, and Jason Nicholas.

 

2018 3MT

3MT Poster

This March NMU proudly hosted its first Three Minute Thesis competition from 3-5pm in the Mead Auditorium! You can access the entire event recording here. The event was also covered in The Mining Journal.

This year's event was judged by Dr. Alec Lindsay (Biology), Jason Nicholas (Institutional Research), and Dr. Taylor Norman (English). 

1st Place Winner and People's Choice: Tianli Kilpatrick, English MA, with "The Immortal Jellyfish, and Other Things That Don't Know About Love"

Runner-Up: William Brown, Clinical Molecular Genetics, with "Development of a Rapid HIV Diagnostic Assay using Isothermal Amplification Coupled with Peptide Nucleic Acid and Gold Nanoparticle Colorimetric Detection"

The winners will receive prizes for their accomplishments, and the first place winner will have her travel funded to the regional competition in Grand Rapids, MI this April. 

 

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