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Three Minute Thesis Final Competition on April 3

Shade Adigun, PhD candidate in Nursing, one of the 2019 3MT finalists

The Graduate School and the academic colleges cordially invite everyone to join us on April 3, 2019 at 1:30 in the Student Union Ballroom for our 2019 Three Minute Thesis Final Competition. We have twelve graduate and professional students competing for first, second, and third place prizes. The competitors are:

  • Shade Adigun (College of Nursing)
  • Caroline Billings (College of Veterinary Medicine)
  • Jamarcus Bradford (College of Law)
  • Arthur Jay Castaneda (College of Arts and Sciences)
  • Nikhil Deb (College of Arts and Sciences)
  • Riley Krotz (Haslam College of Business)
  • Amanda Lee (Herbert College of Agriculture)
  • Benjamin Meadows (Haslam College of Business)
  • Andrew Putt (College of Arts and Sciences)
  • John Reynolds (Tickle College of Engineering)
  • Scott Satinover (Bredesen Center)
  • Rachael Wolters (College of Veterinary Medicine)

Caroline Billings, DVM-PhD candidate in Comparative and Experimental Medicine, one of the 2019 3MT finalists.

The Three Minute Thesis competition is a challenging event for graduate and professional students. Participants are given the opportunity to hone their communications skills by presenting their work to a panel of judges, who likely have no prior knowledge of the topic. The real trick here is that they only have three minutes to present, and they can only have one single static slide.

Riley T. Krotz, PhD candidate in Business Administration, one of the 2019 3MT Finalists

Competitors have to discover ways to engage listeners and help them understand the impact of the research. The work done by our graduate and professional students have the potential to change not just individual lives, but the world in which we live. These competitors have shown during the semi-finals that they are able to get that impact across.

Benjamin Meadows, PhD candidate in Economics, one of the 2019 3MT finalists

Audience members who watch these presentations get a taste of the high-quality work done here from a wide range of fields. Where else can you watch twelve top-notch academic presentations in an afternoon?