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