The Graduate Student Government puts on the Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium (GRADS) every year. In 2017, GRADS featured two events: poster presentations and presentations powered by PechaKucha (PK). Check out the PROGRAM BROCHURE from last year’s event!



2017 Winners

College of Science

  1. Saheed Bukola | Chemistry
  2. Ramiya Kumar | Biological Sciences
  3.  Lakshman Ventrapragada | Chemistry

College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences

  1. Steven Weinman | Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  2. Behzad Sadrfaridpour | Mechanical Engineering
  3. Chris Hornat | Materials Science and Engineering

College of Education

  1.  Courtney Allen | Educational Leadership, Higher Education
  2.  Jimmy L. Howard, Jr. | Educational Leadership and Organizational Development
  3.  Aris L. Hall | Educational Leadership, Higher Education

College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

  1. Sarah Beadle, Amelia Kinsella | Human Factors Psychology
  2.  Anton Sytine | Psychology
  3. Matthew D. Hudson-Flege | International Family and Community Studies

College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences

  1. Piper Kimpel | Wildlife and Fisheries Biology
  2. Weizheng Wang | Food, Nutrition and Culinary Science
  3. Jessie Tipton | Animal and Veterinary Sciences

College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

  1. Caroline Wyrick, Wenz Tuttle & Shahrooz Beheshti | Architecture + Health
  2. Rutali Joshi | Architecture + Health
  3. Chris Sandkuhler, Jimmy Woods, Elizabeth Widaski | Architecture

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland which challenges research higher degree students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

The first 3MT was held at UQ in 2008 with 160 RHD students competing. In 2009 and 2010 the 3MT competition was promoted to other Australian and New Zealand universities and enthusiasm for the concept grew. Due to its adoption in numerous universities, a multi-national event was developed, and the Inaugural Trans-Tasman 3MT competition was held at UQ in 2010.

Since 2011 the popularity of the competition has increased and 3MT competitions are now held in at least 170 universities across more than 17 countries worldwide.

In November 2013, the first Universitas 21 (U21) 3MT competition was held with several universities from around the world competing in a virtual competition.

2017 3MT Registration: If you are interested in participating in the 2017 3MT competition, please fill out this form! Registration ends on October 18th. The schedule for 3MT is as follows:

  • Main Campus Preliminary Rounds: October 25th, October 27th at 9am in The Brown Room in Cooper Library
  • Greenville Preliminary Rounds: October 26th at 1pm in Room 423 at CUICAR
  • FINAL ROUNDS: November 3rd at 9am in Watt Auditorium

2016 - 2017 Winners of 3mt

1. Guneet Bedi | Electrical Engineering

2. Shakira Hobbs | Electrical Engineering

3. Lauren Garcia Chance | Environmental Toxicology

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