WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?
The 2022 Threesis Academic Challenge is open to all currently enrolled GSAS master’s and certificate students, as well as all GSAS master’s students that have graduated in December 2021. Students must present original research that is their own or was done in a group, however, only one person may present per presentation (group presentations are not permitted).
HOW TO APPLY?
To apply, students will need to fill out an application by Friday, February 4, 2022. Students will be asked for general contact info as well as a brief title and abstract of their project (ideally 250 words or less).
WHAT TO EXPECT?
All students that submit a completed application will be eligible to participate in Threesis Mentoring. Taking place from February 22nd to March 4th, students will meet in small groups over Zoom and will have the opportunity to present the first draft of their presentation to a panel of mentors for feedback.
Between March 21st and 25th, students will have the opportunity to participate in optional Communication Workshops with an improv instructor. This workshop will help provide exercises and tips on public speaking and giving presentations to unfamiliar audiences.
Students that complete Threesis Mentoring are eligible to participate in the Qualifying Round of the Threesis Academic Challenge between March 28th and April 1st. In this round, students will have the opportunity to submit/present their 3 minute presentation to be judged by a panel of faculty, alumni, and staff. Presentations will be judged based on the following criteria:
- Mastery: does the student clearly grasp the material?
- Style: is the presentation communicated in language that is accessible for a non-specialized audience?
- Engagement: is the presentation captivating and intriguing?
The top 7 presentations are then moved to the Final Round.
Congratulations to the 2022 GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge Winners:
First Place: Joanna Seifter, Museum Studies
From Egyptian Tombs to Men's Boxers: How the Metropolitan Museum of Art Converted Hippopotamus to William
Second Place: Tahj Starr, Biology
A Tough Choice: How Decision-Making in Yeast Can Help Us Better Treat Cancer
Third Place: Jubilee Marshall, History
The Old Days Back Again: A Lost Cause Case Study in the Internet Age
Audience Choice: Duvraska Mendoza, Creative Writing in Spanish
New Hope Hidden in The Darkness
Congratulations to the 2022 GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge Finalists:
Liza Schmidt, Global Journalism + Latin American & Caribbean Studies
From Gangs to Graffiti: a Colombian Neighborhood Transformed
Maia Livneh, Psychology
It's All in Your Head: What Neural Pathways Reveal About Trauma
Mohiba Ahmed, Near Eastern Studies
Resurrection of the Silenced: Baloch Women's Struggle against Forced Disappearances
And congratulations to all the 2022 GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge participants!