The GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge

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    First Place
    Theresa Ten Eyck
    Biology

    Mushrooms & Microbes – Working Together to Degrade Oil in Soil
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    Second Place
    Kirtan Kaur
    Environmental Health Sciences

    We Are What We Breathe: A Look into the Effects of Air Pollution on the Developing Heart
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    Third Place
    Anna Reumert
    Near Eastern Studies

    Intimate Strangers: Practices of Syrian Refugees in Beirut
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    Audience Choice
    Vincent M. Luo
    Department of Biology

    The Induction of Th17 Cells by Segmented Filamentous Bacteria

The Results Are In

Congratulations to the 2015 GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge Winners:

First Place: Theresa Ten Eyck, Department of Biology
Mushrooms & Microbes – Working Together to Degrade Oil in Soil

Second Place: Kirtan Kaur, Environmental Health Sciences
We Are What We Breathe: A Look into the Effects of Air Pollution on the Developing Heart

Third Place: Anna Reumert, Near Eastern Studies
Intimate Strangers: Practices of Syrian Refugees in Beirut

Audience Choice: Vincent M. Luo, Department of Biology
The Induction of Th17 Cells by Segmented Filamentous Bacteria

About Threesis

The Threesis Challenge is a vehicle to showcase the academic excellence and important scholarly work of GSAS master's students. Each participant has three minutes to present a compelling oration on the significance of their research in language appropriate for a non-specialized audience.

Eligibility

  •     Anyone who is enrolled in a GSAS master’s program
  •     Graduates of GSAS master's programs of the current academic year are also eligible

2015


The Fifth Annual GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge took place on Saturday, April 11, 2015.

Students in the finals rounds of the GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge competed for prizes totaling $3,000 offered by the Graduate School of Arts and Science and a chance to claim the coveted title of Threesis Champion. Members of the audience at the final rounds voted for and awarded a $750 prize to the Threesis Audience Choice Winner.

The Threesis Champion also won eligibility to present at the Falling Walls Conference in Berlin this November. You can learn more about Falling Walls at their website by clicking here.

The Threesis Incentive Program allows for departments and programs to encourage student participation and support their students by offering departmental rewards of at least $300 to students who make it to the final round. To find out more, please click here.

Updated on 08/28/2015