3MT is a research communication competition that was developed by the University of Queensland in Australia in 2008. 3MT helps students enhance their ability to explain research effectively and appropriately to non-specialist audiences. Students have three minutes to present compelling orations on their thesis or dissertation topics and their significance.
Since its inception at the University of Queensland, 19 countries and more than 35 research universities in the United States have held 3MT Competitions among their students.
Outstanding graduate students in Georgia State’s master’s and doctoral degree programs took top prizes at the university’s Spring 2018 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition held March 26. A panel of three faculty judges evaluated the students’ presentations for the top three awards. The People’s Choice awards were determined through votes by the audience of the event, which was held at Centennial Hall.
Six master’s and six doctoral students advanced to the final round of the competition. There were first place, second place and People’s Choice Award winners for both the master's and the Ph.D. categories. First place winners received $500, second place winners received $250, third place winners received $100, and People’s Choice Award winners received a certificate of recognition.
Special thanks to our co-sponsor The University Library.
Congratulations to all the finalists and the winners on an outstanding job, and thank you to all who showed their support to our students!
Click here for the complete list of 2018 3MT finalists.
1stPlace & People’s Choice: Joncel Stephens
College/School: School of Public Health - Epidemiology
Adviser: Shanta Dube, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Title: “An Analysis of Prenatal Care in Georgia”
2nd Place: Kirk Gibson
College/School: Andrew Young School of Policy Studies - MSW
Adviser: Fred Brooks, Ph.D.
Title: “If You Can't Handle The Inequality, Get Into the Giving Kitchen”
3rd Place: Neil Fleming
College/School: Gerontology Institute
Adviser: Jennifer Craft Morgan, Ph.D.
Title: “Comparison of Aerobic and Cardiovascular Changes Occurring Between Older Adults Engaging in Diverse Types of Stationary Cycling Exercise Programs”
1st Place: Ciera Lewis
College/School: College of Arts & Sciences - Psychology
Adviser: Ciara Smalls-Glover, Ph.D.
Title: “The Role of Racial Ideology on the Relationship Between Racial Discrimination and Psychological Adjustment Among African American Emerging Adults”
2nd Place & People’s Choice: Natasha Johnson
College/School: College of Education & Human Development – Educational Leadership
Adviser: Janice Fournillier, Ph.D.
Title: “Writing HERstory – A Phenomenological Study Examining the Intersectional Identities of Black Women in Educational Leadership"
3rd Place: Samantha Emerson
College/School: College of Arts & Sciences- Psychology
Adviser: Şeyda Özçalışkan, Ph.D. and Christopher Conway, Ph.D.
Thesis Title: “An Event-Related Brain Potential Study of Path- and Manner-Sensitivity and Motion Expression”