UAH graduate school sponsors third annual three-minute thesis competition

Three Minute Thesis

The University of Alabama in Huntsville's (UAH) Graduate School will host the third annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) research communication competition on Friday, Nov. 21.

The student competition will be held from 2:30 p.m., to 4:30 p.m., in the Shelby Center for Science and Technology (room 109). The contest is free and open to the public.

Contest winners have the potential to win $400 in cash prizes at each competition. A panel of judges will determine the recipient of the $300 first place prize, and the recipient of the People's Choice Award will receive a $100 prize by receiving the most votes from the audience.

Last year, graduate student David Gray was the first place winner of the UAH 3MT competition. He also went on to win the 2013 regional competition in San Antonio, Texas.

UAH 2013 winners include:

Master's Judges' Choice:

First Place, David Gray, Biological Sciences

A Comprehensive Search for Laterally Transferred Genes, or, Genomes Aren't Always What They Seem

Runner Up, Stephanie Cunningham, Engineering

A Novel Mammogram Registration Algorithm for Improving Breast Cancer Detection

People's Choice:

Sarah Coker, Biological Sciences

It's Not You, It's Dopamine!

PHD Judges' Choice

First Place and People's Choice:

Sreekar Nidadavolu, Biological Science

Virulence Factor BcSnod 1 from Botytis Cinerea

The three-minute public speaking exercise assists masters and Ph.D., students in developing academic presentation, and research communication skills, and supports students' efforts to concisely explain their research projects in layman's terms for a non-specialist audience. The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition was developed by The University of Queensland (Australia).

Immediately following the event refreshments will be served. For more information including competition rules and regulations, please visit the UAH Three Minute Thesis Competition website.


Joyce Anderson-Maples


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