Join us this Friday for great food, conversation and company!

The Three Minute Thesis UO Finals are here! This Friday, May 1st, our top ten finalists will compete for the chance to move onto the statewide championship! In three minutes using one slide, graduate students will explain their research to a general, non-academic specific audience and win up to $500 (first place will receive $500 with two runners up receiving $200). Audience members can also participate in the People’s Choice by texting in their vote for their favorite presenter. The three finalists will go on to compete at the state level with the chance to win $1,000 as first place and $500 for both runner up and the People's Choice award.

Finalists presenting this Friday include:

  • Thomas Ptak from the Geography department with his talk on "Hydropower with Chinese characteristics? Dams, development and environmental sustainability in Yunnan Province, China"
  • Alison Kaufman, Music, with her talk on "Benevento vs. Charlemagne"
  • Alec Tefertiller, Journalism & Communication, with "Let's Just Wait Until It's on Netflix: Motivations for the Movie Theater"
  • Brandy Todd, Educational Methodology and Policy, with "Little Scientists"
  • Christen Knowles, Special Education, with "Teach about the moon, don't drive there: Telehealth as a special education service delivery solution"
  • Olivia Molden, Geology, with her talk onTraditional Infrastructure, Modern Flows: Cultural Politics of Development in the Kathmandu Valley”
  • Jewell Bohlinger, Geography, with her talk on “Greening the Gulag: The Politics of Sustainability in Prison”
  • Sean Munger, History, with his talk on "Ten Years of Winter: The Cold Decade and Environmental Consciousness in the Early 19th Century"
  • Hillel Samlan, Counseling Psychology, with his talk on “Suffering in Silence: Suicidality and Help Seeking in a Multicultural Context”
  • Margaret Rosencrans, School of Psychology, with his talk on “Relations Between Parental Self-Efficacy, Parenting Behavior, and Child Outcomes in DD”

Join us this Friday, May 1, 2015 from 5:00 to 6:30 in Lawrence 177 for this exciting event!


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