The final round of UNC-Chapel Hill’s first-ever Three Minute Thesis® competition takes place Nov. 4, and the public is invited to watch as 10 doctoral students present their research on a stage, using one slide and no props other than the slide. The event will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History.
The public is invited to watch as 10 doctoral students present their research on a stage, in three minutes, using one slide and no props other than the one slide. The winner of the campus competition will receive $1,000; the runner-up and People’s Choice awardee (determined by the audience) will each receive $500. The campus finalist advances to the regional competition at the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools in February 2016 in Charlotte, N.C.
We are excited to congratulate CCBTP Trainee Marni Siegel for advancing to the final round of this new competition!
Below is the full list of finalists:
- Nicole Bauer (History) – In the Kingdom of Shadows: Secrecy and Transparency in Eighteenth-Century France
- Elizabeth Cutrer (Education)- “Gettin’ what I’ve always got”: A multi-domain literacy coaching approach to support teachers resistant to change
- Evan Faulkenbury (History) – The Voter Education Project and the Civil Rights Movement
- Mess Hasan (Geological Sciences) – Using Satellites to Monitor Water Pollution
- Bianca Lopez (Environmental and Ecology) – Know your backyard: Urbanization and its effects on plant communities
- Colleen O’Neil (Chemistry)– Single Molecule Sequencing: The Key to Precision Medicine
- Kayla Peck (Biology) – Host Range Expansion of MERS-Coronavirus
- CCBTP Trainee Marni Siegel (Genetics Curriculum) – The Evolution of Breast Cancer Metastasis
- Nick Wagner (Psychology and Neuroscience) – Early origins of externalizing psychopathology
- Megan Wildes (School of Nursing) – Tools for Life: Resiliency 101 and Coping with Stress