3MT Competition Winner

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by the University of Queensland, Australia. The exercise challenges higher degree students to present a compelling oration on their research thesis topic and its significance in just three minutes and allows them to use one Power Point slide.3MT® develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of research students’ capacity to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. This skill is critical for all graduate students across all academic disciplines.A team of judges (not from the discipline) will determine the winners. The competition will be open to both masters and doctoral students.Several masters-level and doctoral winners will be selected, as well as a grand prize winner. The grand prize winner from the University of Mississippi will have a paid trip to the CSGS final 3MT competition in Charlotte, NC in February 2016.
We had a vigorous and interesting 3MT completion this year.

There were two rounds with a total of 100 participants. We had many excellent presentations. Therefore, I am most pleased to announce winners of this year’s competition.

We are very proud to announce Sarah Crocker-Buta won this competition. She is one of Dr. Leary’s students. The contest involves presenting a 3 minute research talk. Congratulations Sarah!

Grand Prize Winner:
Amanda Malloy; Southern Studies

Ph.D. Winners:
Mark McCauley; Biological Science (1st place)
Chandrima Chatterjee; Physics (2st place-tie)
Sam Wilson; Kinesiology (2nd place-tie)

Master’s Winners:
Sarah Crocker-Buta; Biological Science (1st place)
Whitney Turnipseed; Art (2nd place)