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.

Christie Vogler

Christie Vogler

Winner

The Women of Gangivecchio: Investigating Gender, Wealth, and Work in the Agricultural Economy of Roman Sicily
Enrico Bruno

Enrico Bruno

Honorable Mention

Flying African Americans: The Trope of Black Flight in 20th and 21st Century Literature
Haydar Al-Jaafari

Haydar Al-Jaafari

Finalist

Biofilm Elimination on Biomedical Devices
Mackenzie Spicer

Mackenzie Spicer

Honorable Mention, People's Choice

Moving Forward in Movement Disorders: Discovering New Tools to Study Parkinson's Disease
Claire Muerdter

Claire Muerdter

Finalist

Pollution Processing by Vegetation: Protecting Water, Food, and Environmental Quality
Rasheid Smith

Rasheid Smith

Finalist

Cancer Immunotherapy: A Viral Approach
Murphy Keller

Murphy Keller

Finalist

Infection Hijacks Cellular Communication
Nazim Akter Eti

Nazmin Akter Eti

Finalist

Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB), Fish Consumption, and Miscarriages: An Untold Story
Hadley Galbraith

Hadley Galbraith

Finalist

Bigidi and Creating the Memory of Survival: Resisting Slavery in Literature, Film, and Performance
Hannah Molitor

Hannah Molitor

Finalist

From Toxic to Tasty: Nutritious Algal Protein from Waste
Barbara Kagima

Barbara Kagima

Finalist

Geographic Health Disparities: What Are They and Why Do They Matter?
Alyssa Zwicker

Alyssa Zwicker

Finalist

Vahid Eghbal Akhlaghi

Vahid Eghbal Akhlaghi

Finalist

Fuel Distribution Planning for Disasters on Islands