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2018 University of Miami Three Minute Thesis Competitors

The Graduate School is excited to bring the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition, developed by The University of Queensland (click here for information), to the University of Miami.  During the 3MT® competition, doctoral students across departments present their dissertations to a university audience in three minutes using a single PowerPoint slide. This unique opportunity helps students strengthen academic and presentation skills, while promoting cross-departmental connections and interdisciplinary work during the Networking Event held after the competition. The first-place winner, runner-up, and people's choice winner receive a monetary prize.

Three Minute Thesis Competition 2018

The 2nd Annual Three Minute Thesis Competition of the University of Miami was held on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the Newman Alumni Center. Belen Fadrique, Biology Ph.D. student, won First-place with a three-minute version of her dissertation Forest Dynamics in the Andes-Amazon Region: Distribution of Native Woody Bamboo and its Effect on Ecology and Physiology

Cancer Biology Ph.D. student Kilan C. Ashad-Bishop won both the Runner-up and People's Choice awards with her dissertation The Role of LBH in Promoting Basal-Like Breast Cancer. Third-place was a tie between Ph.D. students Narciso Quidley-Rodriguez from the School of Nursing and Health Studies, and Haley Mathis from the philosophy department in the College of Arts and Sciences. Haley’s dissertation focused on Care Ethics: Morality Without Responsibility, while Narciso’s was on Sexual Decision-Making among Men who Identify as Bears.  

The Graduate School congratulates all of the competitors of the 2018 3MT® Competition:

Kilan C. Ashad-Bishop, Cancer Biology, Miller School of Medicine

Julián Brijaldo, Composition, Frost School of Music

Summer D. DeBastiani, Nursing, School of Nursing and Health Studies

Belen Fadrique, Biology, College of Arts & Sciences

Haley Mathis, Philosophy, College of Arts & Sciences

Carter Morgan, Marketing, Miami School of Business

Andrea M. Peters, Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering

Narciso Quidley-Rodriguez, Nursing, School of Nursing and Health Studies

Alvaro Ruiz Emparanza, Civil Engineering, College of Engineering

Philip Staudigel, Marine Geosciences, Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

For the full program of the event, click here. Click below to view the full recording of the competition.

 

  

Past Three Minute Thesis Competitions

3MT® 2017

First-place Winner

Matthew Phillips, MD/PhD Student in Microbiology and Immunology- Effects of the Environmental Pollutant, PCBs, on the Gut
Daniel Sheridan, PhD Student in Counseling Psychology- Sexual Orientation Disclosure and Concealment: A Model-Driven Meta-Analysis

Runner-Up 

Marc Weintraub, PhD Student in Psychology- Reactivity to Positive and Negative Social Situations in Individuals at High-Risk for Schizophrenia  

People's Choice

Karla Rivera Caceras, PhD Student in Biology- Conversation Rules in Duetting Birds