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Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Oregon State Championship

The Three Minute Thesis State Championship will take place Saturday, May 17, 2014. Partcipants from Portland State University, University of Oregon, Oregon Health & Science University, and Oregon State University will be competing.

The 1st, 2nd, and People's Choice winners will receive a cash award. This event is free and open to the public and we look forward to seeing you there! Please see the event program and parking map for detailed information or contact us with questions at

Three Minute Thesis State Championship
Saturday, May 17, 2014
PSU Hoffman Hall Auditorium
1833 SW 11th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97201


2014 Presenters

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

Ellie Juarez
Molecular and Medical Genetics 
Oregon Health & Science University
How Cells Remodel after DNA Damage

Win McLaughlin
Geological Sciences
University of Oregon
Earthquakes, Climate Change, and Fossils…Oh My!

Jade Florence
Botany and Plant Pathology
Oregon State University
Sustainable Solution to a Flower Mimicking Fungus

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

Ruth Siboni
University of Oregon
Alleviating the Molecular Symptoms of Myotonic Dystrophy

Danielle Williamson
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Oregon Health & Science University
Proprotein Convertases: the Kindest Cut or the Killing Blow

Holly Koontz
Business Administration
Portland State University
Treelectriq: The Intersection of Illumination and Imagination

Grace Aaraj
University of Oregon
We are all Refugees: Architecture in Crisis and Peace in Service of Refugees and their Host Communities

Daniel J. Coleman
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Oregon State University
Sunlight as a Conversation Starter Between Our Skin’s Cells

Andrew Fowler
Computer Science & Engineering
Oregon Health & Science University
Efficient Typing with a Brain Computer Interface

Adriana Bon Ramos
Portland State University
Structure vs. Function: How Similar Proteins Can Do Different Chemistries

Kelli Lytle
Oregon State University
Will Weight Loss Fix Our Sick Livers?