About the Competition
The Graduate School at the University at Albany is hosting a Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition in Spring 2022.
3MT is a competition for research master’s and doctoral students to develop and showcase their research communication skills.
The first 3MT was held at The University of Queensland (UQ) in 2008 with 160 graduate students competing. Enthusiasm for the 3MT concept grew and its adoption by numerous universities led to the development of an international competition in 2010. Today students from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Hong Kong take part in their own regional and national events.
- First Place: $1,000
- Second Place: $750
- Third Place: $500
- People's Choice: $250 (selected via audience vote)
1st Place: Jessica Somers, Anthropology - PhD
Title: You Don't Get It Till You Get It
Advisor: Associate Professor Elise Andaya
2nd Place: Nidhi Nandu, Chemistry - PhD
Title: Looking at the Picture Differently
Advisor: Associate Professor Mehmet Yigit
3rd Place Tie: Meghan Appley, Chemistry - PhD
Title: Birds of a Feather – Forensic Identification of Endangered Parrots
Advisor: Professor Rabi Musah
3rd Place Tie: Ya Ying Zheng, Chemistry - PhD
Title: Title Looking at the Picture Differently
Advisor: Associate Professor Jia Sheng
People's Choice: Lauriana Gaudet, Atmospheric Science - PhD
Title: How Much Do Cloud Processes Affect Precipitation Forecast Uncertainty?
Advisor: Research Associate Kara Sulia
1st Place: Erica Graham, Nanoscale Science and Engineering - PhD
Title: How Close is Too Close?
Advisor: Nathaniel Cady
2nd Place: Mohammad Amin Nourmohammadi, Biomedical Sciences - PhD
Title: Mapping Receptive Language Cortex Under Anesthesia
Advisor: Peter Brunner
3rd Place: Clare Miller, Biology - PhD
Title: Stopping a Virus in Its Tracks
Advisor: Gabriele Fuchs
People's Choice: Victorio Reyes, English - PhD
Title: Mic Check: Finding Hip Hop's Place in the Literary Milieu
Advisor: Glyne Griffith
1st Place & People’s Choice: Mindy Hair, Chemistry - PhD
Title: When in Doubt, Sweat It Out!
Advisor: Jan Halamek
2nd Place: Ewelina Mistek, Chemistry – PhD
Title: Nondestructive In-Field Identification and Analysis of Bloodstains for Forensic Purposes
Advisor: Igor Lednev
3rd Place: Melissa Noel, Criminal Justice – PhD
Title: Predicting the Future? The Effect of Caregivers’ Expectations on Adolescents’ Who Have Experienced Parental Incarceration
Advisor: Cynthia Najdowski