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Four Biology graduate students featured in EKU Graduate School's inaugural "3 Minute Theses"


As part of the long-standing tradition of Scholars Week at Eastern Kentucky University, this year, the Graduate School is debuting "3MT@EKU", or "The 3 Minute Thesis". 

The idea for 3MT came at a time in Queensland, Australia, when the state was suffering from a period of prolonged drought. To encourage water conservation, residents were encouraged to time their showers, and many of the residents affixed a 3-minute egg timer to their bathroom wall. Later, Professor Emeritus Alan Lawson, the Dean of the University of Queensland Graduate School at the time, put two and two together, and the idea of the 3MT competition was born. Its goal: to challenge graduate students to summarize and describe their research in 3 minutes or less to a general audience. 

EKU has been in talks to start a 3MT competition for several years, and this year, 2021, will mark its inaugural year. 

The "Peoples Choice Award" list of submissions is now live, and it features four current M.S  Biology students and their 3 minute theses: Jane Dostart, Jennifer Knight, Henderson "Reni" Gull, and Ted Brancheau. 

The winner of the People's Choice Award will win a certificate and a cash prize of $100. 

Congratulations to Jane, Jeni, Reni, and Ted for all of their hard work and for submitting their 3MTs! 

You can view and vote for their 3MT submissions here. 

Additionally, you can learn more about "3MT@EKU" here. 

Published on March 25, 2021

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