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.

Tianlu Zhang

Tianlu Zhang

Winner

Frenemy: A Relationship Between Native Language and Second Language

Muhammad Taifur Rahman

Muhammad Taifur Rahman

Honorable Mention

Preventing auditory neuron degeneration with an  anti-inflammatory medicine 

Timothy Acri

Timothy Acri

Honorable Mention

Bone Tissue Engineering: A Gene Delivery Approach

Oronde Drakes

Oronde Drakes

People's Choice

Flooding and Suffering in America

Brandon MacDougall

Brandon MacDougall

People's Choice

Camera Trapping For Urban Biodiversity Conservation

Amanda Mollet

Amanda Mollet

Finalist

“Being invisible isn’t a privilege”: Examining asexual identity development

Hannah Campbell

Hannah Campbell

People's Choice

Cells that work together, stay together

Melissa Airy

Melissa Airy

Finalist

An Artistic Depiction: The Power of Community on Pilgrimage

Asif Rahman

Asif Rahman

Finalist

Social Vulnerability to River Floods in the U.S. 

Miriam Janechek

Miriam Janechek

Finalist

Children's Literature and Belief: A 19th-Century Focus