Results and video highlights from the First Annual GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge...
The Threesis Challenge is an academic competition for GSAS master's students. Students present the work of their thesis or final project (eg. creative project, science experiment or research paper) to a panel of judges in accessible language a non-expert can understand in three minutes or less. Competitors are judged on how well they grasp the subject of their thesis, their ability to discuss the topic to non-experts and presentation skills. Students compete for a grand prize of $1,000 and other prizes while learning to organize ideas and speak about them persuasively in a fun, academic atmosphere. This competition is adopted from the Three Minute Thesis Challenge currently taking place in Australia and New Zealand. The Master's College is proud to bring this exciting academic competition to this hemisphere.
- Be a master's student in the Graduate School of Arts and Science
- Have a thesis advisor or final project advisor
- Have a working title for your thesis or final project
Congratulations to the 2011 Threesis Academic Challenge Winners:
First Place: Jeremy Bold, European and Mediterranean Studies
"The Serpent in the Square: Moral Secularization and the Crisis of Nihilism"
First Place: Jailee Rychen, Museum Studies
"The Situationist International in the Temple of Doom; The Radical Avant Garde and the Museum"
Second Place/Audience Choice: Erica Adams, Politics
"Modernizing Voter Registration"
Congratulations to the 2011 Threesis Academic Challenge Finalists:
Linda H Dolan, English
Lee Ann Evans, Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Whitney Johnson, Draper Interdisciplinary Program in Humanities and Social Thought
Corrina Katherine Laughlin, English
Kyle Munkittrick, Bioethics
Tiffany Sakato, Museum Studies
Apoorva Vadi, Computer Science
Jimmy Wall, Politics
Cooper Walland, Biology
Congratulations to all the 2011 GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge participants!