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Three Minute Thesis

PSU Three Minute Thesis Competition

Portland State University is hosted its second annual Three Minute Thesis competition on Friday, May 8. The Three Minute Thesis is a research communication competition designed to help students develop presentation skills by consolidating their research and presenting it succinctly to a non-specialist audience, all in just three minutes. The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic competition developed by The University of Queensland, Australia for Master's and Doctoral students. 3MT began in 2008 and has since spread to 80 universities in a dozen countries.

2015 Winners

The first place winner from this year's competition was Taylor Sharpe, from Mechanical Engineering, for his presentation "Shining a Light on E coli: Finding Fluorescent Fiends." (See the video below.)

Runner-up went to Yu-Shan Wang, from Electrical and Computer engineering, for her presentation "Designing manufacturable integrated circuits fast and cheap."

The People's Choice Award went to Adrienne Godschalx, from Biology, for her presentation "One plant, many mutualists."

See the full set of presentations.