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Great scholarship, quickly expressed: 3MT winners announced

The final round for this year’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition was held on Nov. 9. The challenge for these 10 finalists was to convey the essence and importance of their master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation research in an engaging way to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes and with one PowerPoint slide. The winners are:

  • First Place and $1,000: Taylor Mabe, Nanoscience
  • Second Place and $500: Brian Cone, Kinesiology
  • People’s Choice Award and $250: Leslie Locklear, Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations

    The 10 finalists in the Nov. 9 competition were:

    Austin Gray, Biology – Antibiotics in Urban and Rural Streams of North Carolina
    Durga Manjari Arvapalli, Nanoscience – Turmeric Tagged Carbon Nanoparticles for Cancer Treatment
    Valerie Fricault, Biology – Can Nanoparticles Affect Genes for Generations?
    Brian Cone, Kinesiology – Where Fall Prevention Went Wrong
    Leslie Locklear, Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations – The Stories of Lumbee Tribal Youth
    Chelsea Smith, Biology – Is Roundup Harming more than Just Weeds?
    Oliver Thomas, Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations – Cultivating Agents of Social Change
    Kelly King, Counseling and Educational Development – Setting the stage for culturally responsive counseling: An experimental investigation of broaching race and racism in the initial counseling session
    Taylor Mabe, Nanoscience – Portable sensors for disease diagnostics.
    Maggie Kelly, English – Mourning through Murder: the role of psychic mimesis in Renaissance revenge tragedies

    finalists and judges

    The judges for the final round of the competition were: Representative Sarah Stevens; Paul Dumas, Public API Platforms and Innovation at Market America; Chris Laney, President and CEO of Zenergy Technologies; and Ruthie Tutterow, Director of Fine and Performing Arts at Greensboro Day School.

    Copy and photography courtesy Graduate School.