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Three Minute Thesis

PSU Three Minute Thesis Competition

Saturday, May 10, 2014 | 4:00-6:30pm
Hoffman Hall Auditorium, 1833 SW 11th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97201

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. This year Portland State University will host our first competition in addition to the state-wide championship.

The PSU competition is May 10. The 1st, 2nd, and People's Choice winners will go on to compete in the State Championships and will receive a cash award. The event is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there! Please see the event program and parking map.


2014 Presenters

The following PSU Master's and Doctoral students will be presenting their research:

Elizabeth Gibson, Engineering & Technology Management
Dynamic Process for Business Model Generation Using Fuzzy Cognitive Maps

 Alexander Bigazzi, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Bicyclists’ Uptake of Air Pollution

 Kathryn Hosbein, Chemistry
Diagnosing the Protective Quality of Coatings on Outdoor Sculptural Metalwork

Jennifer Loomis, Sociology
Explaining Physician Activism in the Oregon Movement for Single-Payer Healthcare

Kathryn Barnard, School of the Environment
Characteristics of Pinot Noir Vineyard Soils in the Willamette Valley

Mike Hopkins, Physics
Mapping Molecules with Infrared in the Near Field

Brittanie Roberts, Sociology
Undocumented Latino Students: Bridges and Barriers to Higher Education

Adriana Bon Ramos, Chemistry
Structure vs. Function: How Similar Proteins Can Do Different Chemistries

Margo Russell, Applied Linguistics
Comparing Linguistic Features in ELL and L1 Academic Writing

Michal Podhradsky, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Agent-Based Controller for an Insect-Like Robot

Holly Koontz, Business Administration
Treelectriq: The Intersection of Illumination and Imagination