The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) challenges graduate students to communicate their research in three minutes or less in non-specialist language. Contestants represent a diverse array of disciplines and areas of study, and reflect the passion and thirst for discovery common among all of Iowa's graduate students.

Sharon Idiga

Sharon Idiga

Winner & People's Choice

Combating Sugar Cravings

Katherine Perschbacher

Katherine Perschbacher

Honorable Mention

It's All Dad's Fault

Ali Al-Jumaili

Ali Al-Jumaili

Finalist

Factors Influencing Medication Safety in Nursing Homes

Rawa Alammari

Rawa Alammari

Honorable Mention

Prevention of Tooth-Whitening-Induced Mineral Loss

Anh-Vu Do

Anh-Vu Do

Finalist

3D Printing for Tissue Engineering

Behnoush Khorsand

Behnoush Khorsand

Finalist

Novel Implant for Bone Healing

Brandon MacDougall

Brandon MacDougall

Finalist

Harboring Biodiversity in Our Backyards

Caitlin Marley

Caitlin Marley

Finalist

Sentiments and Networks: An Updated Analysis of Cicero’s Corpus

Emily Malcolm

Emily Malcolm

Finalist

Dietary Fat and Heart Disease: Where Does the Fat Go?

Eric Emmons

Eric Emmons

Finalist

Rescuing Cognitive Dysfunction—Implications for Schizophrenia

Jessica Gregson

Jessica Gregson

Finalist

Supplementing OAS1 to Prevent Colds and Flus

Ernane Souza

Ernane Souza

Finalist

How drugs are made: approaches towards development of a new anticoagulant

Lalita Oonthonpan

Lalita Oonthonpan

Finalist

From DNA to Therapy

Lucas Bon Durant

Lucas Bon Durant

Finalist

New Hope in Diabetes Medication