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“The 3MT competition gives us the opportunity to explain our scientific research in a creative way. It forces us to think outside the box for analogies or relatable real-world examples to explain our hyper-focused thesis work. It allowed me to use my non-scientific interests to better explain my research, bridging two topics I am passionate about.” Kelsey Briggs, 2019 First Prize Winner

  • Grand Prize: Kelsey Briggs, Infectious Diseases, Rabies: From Fact to Fiction
  • Runner-up: Ladonya Jackson, Pharmacy (Clinical & Administration), Re-Balancing the Diabetic Brain to Prevent Dementia 
  • People’s Choice: Samantha Spellicy, Neuroscience, STEMing Stroke: Developing Novel Therapeutics for Stroke Patients

Finalists:

  • Jennifer Jenkins — Cellular Biology, Investigating a Potential Role for the Nervous System in Planarian Regeneration
  • Carmen Kraus — Plant Breeding Genetics and Genomics, Budding Beauty: Shining Light on Tomato Growth
  • Emily Rayens — Infectious Diseases, Alternative Vaccine Approaches for Patients with Compromised Immune Systems
  • Samantha Spellicy — Neuroscience, STEMing Stroke: Developing Novel Therapeutics for Stroke Patients
  • Cydney Seigerman — Integrative Conservation and Anthropology, The Multiple Dimensions of Water Insecurity
  • Rachel Miller Olsen — Linguistics, It’s All in How You Say It: The Prosody of Emotion
  • Ladonya Jackson — Pharmacy (Clinical & Administration), Re-Balancing the Diabetic Brain to Prevent Dementia 
  • Will Fassbender – Language and Literacy Education, Making Teachers Who “Tech”
  • Kelsey Briggs — Infectious Diseases, Rabies: From Fact to Fiction
  • Tong Li — Learning Design and Technology, Thinking Outside the Box Like a Magician: Use Magic Performance to Facilitate Creativity

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