The University of Iowa
Science on Tap: Three Minute Thesis Showcase

Science on Tap – CANCELLED

Three Minute Thesis Showcase

Presented by
UI Research Development Office
Thursday, March 26, 2020, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

The March 26 Science on Tap event has been cancelled.

Part of the Science on Tap series

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition challenges graduate students to communicate their research in three minutes or less in non-specialist language. Participants 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. This year's winners will join Science on Tap to showcase some of the diverse research being done on campus.

Presenters: Winners of 2019 Three Minute Thesis

1st Place Winner: 

  • Christie Vogler (Anthropology) - "The Women of Gangivecchio: Investigating Gender, Wealth, and Work in the Agricultural Economy of Roman Sicily"

Honorable Mentions:

  • Mackenzie Spicer (Molecular Medicine) - "Moving Forward in Movement Disorders: Discovering New Tools to Study Parkinson's"
  • Enrico Bruno (English) - "Flying African Americans: The Trope of Black Flights in 20th and 21st Century Literature”

People’s Choice

  • Mackenzie Spicer - "Moving Forward in Movement Disorders: Discovering New Tools to Study Parkinson's"

Light entrees, snacks, and refreshments will be available for purchase from the Stanley Café.

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