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.

 

Emily Schmitz

Emily Schmitz

Winner, People's Choice

Microscopic Solutions to Big Environmental Challenges
Parham Parnian

Parham Parnian

Honorable Mention

Treating Medical Implant Infections: No Surgeries Required, Just Chill!
Matthew Nagorzanski

Matthew Nagorzanski

Honorable Mention

Herbicides & Insecticides & Pharmaceuticals, Oh My! Using Polymer Nanofibers to Look for Unwanted Chemicals in Air and Water
Amanda Bullert

Amanda Bullert

Finalist

From the Window, From the Wall, to the Brain
Andrea Ash

Andrea Malek Ash

Finalist

Measuring Invisible Things
Levi Kirby

Levi Kirby

Finalist

Protecting Those, Protecting Us: A 3D Printing Approach to Safer Explosives
Darcy Diesburg

Darcy Diesburg

Finalist

Beta Bursts: Signatures of Our Brain’s Braking System
Hannah Zadeh

Hannah Zadeh

Finalist

The Genealogy of Racialized Method: eGFR as Case Study
Emily Steinbach

Emily Steinbach

Finalist

Unfiltered Topics: Long-Term Kidney Toxicity In Pediatric Cancer Survivors and Novel Therapeutic Intervention
Ellen Upton

Ellen Upton

Finalist

The Role of ISG15 in Cellular Protection from Pathogens
Jeehan Malik

Jeehan Malik

Finalist

How do vulnerable road users respond to traffic safety information presented to them through technology?
Adelheid Sudibyo

Bethanny Sudibyo

Finalist

Imperial Imaginings: Representations of Religion, Race, and Gender in 19th Century Spanish-Philippine Novels
Yuehong Cassandra Tai

Yuehong (Cassandra) Tai

Finalist

Pandemic vs. Vaccine Hesitancy: Trust Matters
Andrew Voigt

Andrew Voigt

Finalist

Location, Location, Location: What Makes the Macular Retina Unique?