2017 Three Minute Thesis Competition

 

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MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL MAKES HISTORY WITH THREE MINUTE THESIS COMPETITION

Mr. Peter Borg, a doctoral student in the Department of History emerged as the winner of the Three Minute Thesis competition! 

The Graduate School and Marquette University made history on Friday, February 24, 2017, by hosting its first Three Minute Thesis competition. The Three Minute Thesis is a global research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland in Australia. It is an academic competition for doctoral and master’s degree students that require each participant to explain his or her research effectively in three minutes, using one slide, with no animation. 

Doug Woods Picture Dean of the Graduate School 3MT Participants Group Picture

2017 Three Minute Thesis Judges

The competition started with 21 participants who competed in a qualifying round judged by Marquette University faculty.

Marilyn Frenn Image   Dr. Marylyn Frenn
   Professor & interim Director of the Ph.D. programs, Nursing

 

 

 

Gary Krenz Image  Dr. Gary Krenz
  Professor, Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science

 

 

Photo of Timothy Melchert - Professor of College of Education at Marquette  Dr. Timothy Melchert
  Professor, College of Education

 

 

 

Photo of Lezlie Knox    Dr. Lezlie Knox
   Associate Professor, History

 

 

Presenters, Winners and Awards

Ten finalists were chosen to compete for the coveted prize of $1,000. Additionally, $500 was awarded to the Runner Up and the audience voted for the People’s Choice winner who was also awarded $500.

3MT Judges Picture The final competition was judged by Dr. Daniel     Myers, Provost, Marquette University; Ms. Kelly McShane, Trustee, Marquette University Board of Trustees; Ms. Griselda Aldrete, President and CEO of Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee; and Ms. Karen Herzog, Higher Education Reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

 

>>> Watch the entire 2017 Three Minute Thesis competition here <<<

 

Borg PictureMr. Peter Borg, a doctoral student in the Department of History emerged as the winner with only two seconds to spare with his presentation "The Colored Problem“--Milwaukee's White Urban Churches Respond to the Second Great MigrationMr. Borg will represent Marquette University as he moves forward to compete in a regional competition in April at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools in Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

 

 

 

Cleland PictureThe Runner Up was awarded to Mr. Brice Cleland, a doctoral student in Clinical and Translational Rehabilitation Health Science with his presentation Compensation and Brain Activation Post-Stroke.

 

 

 

 

Fealey PictureThe People’s Choice was awarded to Ms. Meghan Fealey, a doctoral student in Biological Sciences with her presentation Organizing Your Genes.

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the Ten Finalists Presentations

Sundberg   Christopher Sundberg
   Race Against the Clock: Improving Life in an Aging World
   Clinical and Translational Rehabilitation Science
   Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Sandra Hunter

 

 

 


Aleiou Picture   Ali Aleiou
   Predicting Restenosis in Drug Eluting Coronary Stents
   Biomedical Engineering
   Thesis Advisor: Dr. John LaDisa


 

 

 

Alexander Picture   Jennifer Alexander
    Using Emotion Regulation to Understand Destructive Habits

    Clinical Psychology
    Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Douglas Woods


 

 

 

Liu Picture  Yi Liu
  Ocean Acidification: Alga Knows It in Its Bones
   Biological Sciences
   Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Pinfen Yang


 

 

 

Newman Picture  Amy Newman
  Pediatric Oncology Nurses’ Experiences with Prognosis-Related Communication
  Department of Nursing
  Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Marianne Weiss


 

 

 

Borg Picture  Peter Borg
  “The Colored Problem”--Milwaukee’s White Urban Churches Respond to the Second Great Migration
   Department of History
   Dissertation Advisor: Dr. James Marten


 

 

Cleland Picture  Brice Cleland
  Compensation and Brain Activation Post-Stroke
   Clinical and Translational Rehabilitation Science
   Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Sheila Schindler-Ivens

 


 

 

Whitaker Picture  Robert Whitaker
  The Epistemology of Disagreement: Hume, Kant and the Current Debate
   Department of Philosophy
   Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Michael Wreen


 

 

 

Fealey Picture  Meghan Fealey
  Organizing Your Genes
  Biological Sciences
  Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Lisa Petrella


 

 

 

Deering Picture  Rita Deering
  The “Core” Problem with Postpartum Care
   Clinical and Translational Rehabilitation Science
   Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Sandra Hunter


 

 

For more information about the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®), contact the Marquette University Graduate School at mugs@marquette.edu.

Ready for the 2018 Three Minute Thesis? Learn more and register here.