Anyone who was enrolled in a GSAS master’s program (including students with a thesis under submission) during the 2020-2021 academic year was eligible. December 2020 graduates were also eligible, in addition to students who were accepted to Threesis 2020, which was cancelled due to COVID-19.
- Mastery: Does the speaker clearly grasp the material?
- Style: Is the thesis topic and its significance communicated in language accessible for a non-specialized audience?
- Engagement: Does the oration captivate and intrigue the audience?
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE THREESIS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE? WHY COMPETE?
The Threesis Academic Challenge is a unique opportunity for GSAS master's students to showcase their scholarly research. Previous participants, finalists, and winners have gone on to pursue PhD programs and job interviews with success. Threesis develops robust presentation skills, public speaking skills, and research skills that are applicable and valuable to doctoral research and professional endeavors alike.
Participants gain the opportunity to network and engage with academics and mentors within GSAS and throughout the University; Connect with fellow master's students from diverse departments and programs throughout the Graduate School; Attend various workshops helping to refine presention, public speaking, and communication skills; Showcase their graduate research, improve presentation and public speaking skills, and develop a strong network of support for years to come.
GSAS awarded prizes for the following:
- 1st Place - $1000
- 2nd Place - $750
- 3rd Place - $500
- 4th-6th Place - $250
Congratulations to the 2021 GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge Winners:
First Place & Audience Choice: Marissa Ajamian Grossman, History
Primary Sources in the Dance Studio: Creating a Primary Source Resource for K-12 Dance Educators
Second Place: Arun Mahtani, Biomedical Informatics
Predicting an Interview Invitation to a Residency Program Through Holistic Review of an Applicant Using Natural Language Processing
Third Place & Audience Choice: Sydney Yaeger, Museum Studies
"I'd Never Have Thought It": The Role of Epic Theatre in Memorial Museum Settings
Congratulations to the 2021 GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge Finalists:
Colin Stragar-Rice, XE: Experimental Humanities & Social Engagement
Ontology of the Page: Towards a Critique of its Logic of Raciality
Daniel Schorr, French Studies
French Muslims in Catholic Schools - How France's public education policy has drawn Muslims to Catholic education
Sheba Aikawa, Psychology
“We Can Say It, But Can You?”: If and When Biracials Can Use the N-Word
And congratulations to all the 2021 GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge participants!