Whether you're networking, interviewing for a job, or just having a conversation at a party, it is essential to have an "elevator pitch" to describe your dissertation work. Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an exercise that helps graduate students develop the necessary communication skills to effectively explain their scholarship in a clear and succinct way so that all people, from field-specialist to the lay-person, can understand the topic and importance of their work. Plus, it comes with the opportunity to win prizes!
We are pleased to announce the 2017 UVA 3MT Finalists who will present their work at the 5th annual UVA 3MT Competiton on March 1st at 3:00 pm in the Special Collections Auditorium
2017 Finalists (in alphabetical order):
Mohamad Alipour, Civil Engineering The Citizen Engineer: Crowd-Sourced Data Analytics as an Infrastructure Monitoring Solution
Jon Bellona, Music Physical Composition: The Musicality of Body Movement
Sarah Gray, Pharmacology How does insulin get into the brain and is it affected by diet?
Kathryn Kingsmore, Biomedical Engineering Brain Cancer Cells Go with the Flow
Robert Kubinec, Politics Making Democracy Safe for Business
Elahe Soltanaghaei, Computer Science Device-free Human Detection using Wifi Signals
Xiang Wan, Mathematics A Mathematical Treatment of Heating and Bending
Kelley Virgilio, Biomedical Engineering Computer models of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) predict the effectiveness of therapies