Three Minute Thesis Contest
College of Arts and Sciences Qualifier
Friday, March 6, 2020
9:00 a.m. • SPARK Atrium
The CAS 3MT winner of 2019 received a $1,000 fellowship for fall 2019 and advanced to the WSU 3MT Competition.
The CAS 3MT runner up and people’s choice of 2019 each received a $500 fellowship for fall 2019.
>>CAS competitors of 2015-2019 See who competed and read their research abstracts.
2019 CAS winners
1st place: Emily LaFrance – “Inspired by Mary Jane? Mechanisms Underlying Enhanced Creativity in Cannabis Users”
Runner-up: Robyn Reeve – “Leptin and immune function in Xenopus frogs: A model of vertebrate regeneration”
People’s Choice: Travis Volz – “Shock-Induced Graphite to Diamond Phase Transformation: Effects of Starting Microstructure”
Rules and Criteria
Visit 3mt.wsu.edu/rules for judging criteria and specific guidelines.
The CAS qualifying event is limited to doctoral students endorsed by their academic chair or director. Click here for details.
Contact the Office of the Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-335-4581.
The 3MT research communication competition challenges PhD students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes—and using just one visual slide—in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
3MT is not an exercise in trivializing or “dumbing down” research, but an opportunity for students to consolidate their ideas, their motivation and their research discoveries so they can be presented to a wider audience.