Results from the Second 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 2012 Threesis Academic Challenge Winners:
First Place: Christopher Cappelluti, Draper Interdisciplinary Program in Humanities and Social Thought
"The Dual Ulysses Tradition"
Second Place: Roy Schwartz, Draper Interdisciplinary Program in Humanities and Social Thought
"Is Superman Circumcised? The (Secret) Jewish Identities of Superheroes"
Audience Choice: Neil Okey, Bioethics
"Broken Care: The American Medical Association's Prohibition of Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide"
Congratulations to the 2012 Threesis Academic Challenge Finalists:
Emily Bray, Psychology
Michael Curry, European and Mediterranean Studies
Walker Gunning, Near Eastern Studies
Kasey Hemphill, Politics
Noah Klinger, Politics
Patricia Pforte, Museum Studies
Diana Pho, Performance Studies
Chris Romero, Museum Studies
Yun Emily Wang, Draper Interdisciplinary Program in Humanities and Social Thought
And congratulations to all the 2012 GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge participants!