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Chemistry Grad Student Stacey Malaker Wins U.Va.'s 'Three Minute Thesis' Competition

Oct 13, 2014

First developed by the University of Queensland in 2008, the Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT®) challenges research students to communicate the significance of their projects to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes.

The 2nd Annual UVa Three Minute Thesis competition was held on September 25, 2014.  The winners of the 2014 UVa 3MT competition were:

1st Place: Stacy Malaker, Chemistry, "Stopping Cancer Before it Starts: Development of a Groundbreaking Vaccine"

2nd Place: Christine Hardigree, Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education, "The Secret Super Powers of Students"

3rd Place: Ajinkya Kamat, Physics, "Can we solve the mystery of 'Neutrinos' at Large Hadron Collider?"

Audience Choice: Eric Greenwald, Biomedical Engineering, "Scaffold Proteins: (un)leashing efficient communication"

UVa 3MT 2014 Winners (from L to R): Eric Greenwald, Ajinkya Kamat, Stacy Malake, and Christine Hardigree
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Finalists:
Jennifer Barlow, Spanish
Juhi Ranjan, Computer Science
Niranjan Sridhar, Physics
Francesca Tripodi, Sociology