An 80,000-word thesis would take nine hours to present. For these students, they only have 3 minutes.
The Graduate School at Augusta University is hosting the final competition for its fifth annual Three Minute Thesis at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, via Echo360.
The Three Minute Thesis competition celebrates the exciting research conducted by Doctor of Philosophy students. Developed by The University of Queensland, the exercise 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.
Five students will be presenting in the final competition:
- Shannon Barwick, Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Cellular Biology and Anatomy candidate, presenting Saving vision: enabling patients to clearly see their dreams.
- Jacob Kumro, MD/PhD, Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Neuroscience candidate, presenting A Shocking Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease.
- Tim McLane, Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Applied Health Sciences candidate, presenting Assessing Concussion Status Through Pupillometry.
- Shinjini Spaulding, Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Physiology candidate, presenting Breaking the link between obesity and hypertension.
- Hannah Youngblood, Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Cellular Biology and Anatomy candidate, presenting Traffic Jams and Tunnel Vision.
The students will be judged by a panel of guest judges, who will select the first- and second-place recipients. During the broadcast, audience members will have the opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice Award. The competition will be judged by the following campus leaders:
- Dr. Neil MacKinnon, provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs
- Katrina Keefer, executive vice president for Health Affairs and CEO for Augusta University Health System
- Dr. Zach Kelehear, vice provost for Instruction
- Dr. Lester Pretlow, dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences
- Dr. Tanya Sudia, dean of the College of Nursing
Those interested are encouraged to join virtually to vote for their favorite presentation.
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