Meinig School graduate students win Three Minute Thesis competition
Congratulations to Meinig School graduate students Jason Guss and Derek Holyoak who won first and second place in Cornell’s 4th Annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Hosted by Cornell’s Graduate School, eight (8) finalists including Guss and Holyoak competed in the final round on Wednesday, March 21, at 4:30 pm in Biotech G10.The Meinig School was the only school to have two representatives on the finalists.
Jason Guss won first prize and $1500 for his presentation, "My 'Theces' on Feces May Make Your Bones Stronger". Second place and $1000 went to Derek Holyoak for his presentation, "ON, No Way: A Simple Approach to Treat Osteoarthritis (OA)". The People's Choice Award ($500 each) was a tie between Guss and Holyoak.
Guss and Holyoak were invited to present their three minute theses in front of Cornell's Board of Trustees.
Cornell’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a competition for research master’s and doctoral students to develop and showcase their research communication skills. 3MT challenges research degree students to present a compelling story on their dissertation or thesis and its significance in just three minutes, in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
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