UChicagoGRAD hosted the University of Chicago’s third annual Three Minute Thesis competition on June 11, 2020

 

Three Minute Thesis, also known as 3MT, is a public speaking competition originally developed by the University of Queensland. The 3MT competition celebrates the exciting research conducted by graduate students at the University of Chicago and provides a forum for cultivating academic, presentation, and research communication skills.

In a 3MT competition, participants have three minutes to present their original thesis research with only one static slide. Sound difficult? It is! By taking part in a 3MT competition, participants have a chance not only to practice their skills in public speaking. They also gain practical experience in how to condense the broad strokes of their research into a clear, concise, and exciting format.

UChicagoGRAD would like to congratulate the winners of the 2020 Three Minute Thesis Competition:

 

Overall Winner:

Siva Bhavani, M.D., Master of Science in Public Health Sciences for Clinical Professionals, “COVID-19 Prognostication Using Body Temperature Trajectory”
PhD Category First Runner-Up:

Lun Li, PhD program in Economics, “Firm Heterogeneity and Advertising”
PhD Category Second Runner-Up:

Chang Cui, PhD program in Cancer Biology, “Unmute the messenger—targeting macrophages to boost their anti-tumor immunity”
Master's Category First Runner-Up:

Erin Shirtz, Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences, “Gender, Work-Life Balance, and Career Advancement in Management Consulting”
Master's Category Second Runner-Up:

Abi Leveille, Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences, “Let’s Roll: An Ethnography of Performed Dungeons and Dragons”

People’s Choice Awards

PhD Category: Chang Cui, PhD program in Cancer Biology, “Unmute the messenger—targeting macrophages to boost their anti-tumor immunity”

Master’s Category: Siva Bhavani, M.D., Master of Science in Public Health Sciences for Clinical Professionals, “COVID-19 Prognostication Using Body Temperature Trajectory”

 

3MT 2020

 


PREVIOUS THREE MINUTE THESIS COMPETITION WINNERS

2019:

Overall Winner

Andrés Moya-Rodríguez, PhD program in Biophysical Sciences, “Why Does it Clot? Recreating Patients’ Veins in the Lab”

PhD Category

First Runner-Up: Eszter Ronai, PhD program in Linguistics, “Exploring the Complexity of Languages”

Second Runner-Up: Ittai Eres, PhD program in Human Genetics, “What actually separates me from a chimpanzee?”

Master’s Category

First Runner-Up: Adina D. Feinstein, Master of Science Program in the Physical Sciences, “eleanor: A software package to find new planets across the sky with the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)

Second Runner-Up: Shelby James, Master of Arts Program in the Humanities, “The Road to Nowhere: Cormac McCarthy’s Alternative to the Progress Narrative”

People’s Choice Award

Katie Rhodes, PhD program in Human Genetics, “Sommelier of Cell Types”

 

2018:

Overall Winner

Victor Gay, PhD program in Economics, “The Legacy of the Missing Men: Female Labor and World War I in France Over a Century”

PhD Category

First Runner-Up: Saurja DasGupta, PhD program in Chemistry, “In the beginning was’… RNA”

Second Runner-Up: Karlyn J. Gorski, PhD program in Sociology, “My Voice Matters”

Master’s Category

First Runner-Up: Elise Putnam, MFA program, Department of Visual Arts, “Our Great White: Intersections of Race and Gender in Visual Art”

Second Runner-Up: Wee Yang Soh, Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences, “Memes as Digital Protest in Singapore”