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A thesis in just three minutes – come watch and learn

Presenting your thesis in three minutes or less – and one visual? Ten Spartan graduate students will do just that.

The finalists for the 3MT have been announced – and they will compete for prizes Thursday.

3MT is an annual event where UNCG graduate students are challenged to present their master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation research in a captivating way in just three minutes and with only one PowerPoint slide.

The top three finalists will receive prizes. The first place winner will win $1,000 plus travel and accommodations to the regional competition. The second place will win $500, and the people’s choice winner will win $250.

Here are the finalists, in presenting order:

  1. Austin Gray, Biology
  2. Durga Manjari Arvapalli, Nanoscience
  3. Valerie Fricault, Biology
  4. Brian Cone, Kinesiology
  5. Leslie Locklear, Educational Studies and Cultural Foundations
  6. Chelsea Smith, Biology
  7. Oliver Thomas, Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations
  8. Kelly King, Counseling and Educational Development
  9. Taylor Mabe, Nanoscience
  10. Maggie Kelly, English

The event is free and open to the public. 3MT will take place on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Alumni House, Virginia Dare Room.

By Ishan Davis