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A computer science and engineering student from Oregon Health and Science University took first place in Saturday's Three Minute Thesis State Championship at Portland State University.
Andrew Fowler (right) won for his presentation of "Efficient Typing with a Brain Computer Interface."
Runner-up was Ruth Siboni, a University of Oregon biology student, with "Alleviating the Molecular Symptoms of Myotonic Dystrophy."
The competition's People's Choice Award went to Grace Aaraj, who studies architecture at UO. She presented "We are all Refugees: Architecture in Crisis and Peace in Service of Refugees and their Host Communities."
Fowler, Siboni and Aaraj were among a dozen graduate students from Oregon universities who each had three minutes to wow judges with the crux of their master's and doctoral research.