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2018

2018 FAU 3MT® Three Minute Thesis Championship Winner

Kelley Jackson

"How Much Protein is Required to Prevent Sarcopenia?"

FAU 3MT® Championship Winner and Heat 2 Winner.

Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
Advisor: Dr. David Newman

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Wilson McLean
"The 'What is' and 'How to' of Creating Healthy Public Organizations: Development and Testing of the Public Organization Wellness Quotient (WQ)"

FAU 3MT® Championship Runner-Up & Heat 4 Winner

College for Design and Social Inquiry
Advisor: Dr. Arthur Sementelli

Darius Haber
"Kosher Soul: The Emerging Conflict of Judaic Identity"

FAU 3MT® Championship People's Choice & Heat 3 Runner-Up

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters
Advisor: Dr. Stephen Charbonneau

Felicia Cooper
"Risk Factors for Post-Tonsillectomy Complications in Children Under 3"

FAU 3MT® Championship Second Runner-Up Heat 2 Second Runner-Up

Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

Sarah Hoffmann
"Sharks in 3D: The Diversity of Form and Function Among Varied Environments"

FAU 3MT® Heat 1 Winner and People's Choice

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Advisor: Dr. Marianne Porter

Ian Combs
"Eulogy for the St. Lucie Reef"

FAU 3MT® Heat 7 Runner‐Up

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Advisor: Dr. Steven Bressler

Caralin Branscum
"Voluntary Victim Intoxication in Sexual Assault: A Summary of Legal Standings"

FAU 3MT® Heat 4 Runner-Up

College for Design and Social Inquiry
Advisor: Dr. Seth Fallik

David Giguere
"Early Exposure is Only a Start: Bilingual Outcomes at 6 Years and Young Adulthood in Second Generation Immigrants"

FAU 3MT® Heat 5 First Runner‐Up

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Advisor: Dr. Erika Hoff

Beth Brady
"Using Manatee Vocalizations to Conserve Related Species"

FAU 3MT® Heat 1 Runner‐Up

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Advisor: Dr. Edmund Gerstein

Sandhya Sharma
"Point of Care Diagnostic - Zika Detection"

FAU 3MT® Heat 3 Winner

College of Engineering & Computer Science
Advisor: Dr. Waseem Asghar

Kate Briner
"Loanwords in Comanche: Implications for Language Revitalization"

FAU 3MT® Heat 6 Runner‐Up

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters
Advisor: Dr. Adam Bradford

René Miller-Xavier
"Biosynthesis of Marine Natural Products"

FAU 3MT® Heat 7 People's Choice

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Advisor: Dr. Nicholas Dickens

Travis Moscicki
"Guidance, Navigation, and Control of Unmanned Marine Vehicles"

FAU 3MT® Heat 3 People's Choice

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Advisor: Dr. Karl von Ellenrieder

Joseph Niederhauser
"Of Fire and Sparrows"

FAU 3MT® Heat 1 Second Runner‐Up

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Advisor: Dr. Rindy Anderson

Joshua Disatham
"Hypoxia Regulation of Lens Structure and Function"

FAU 3MT® Heat 5 Winner

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Advisor: Dr. Marc Kantorow

Scott Karasick
"Gorgeous Gold Peacocks: The Construction of Masculine Femininity in American Professional Wrestling"

FAU 3MT® Heat 6 Winner

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters
Advisor: Dr. Mark Harvey

Indhira Piquion
"Tele-to-Me: Promoting Assessment and Management of Depression in Rural Communities through Telehealth"

FAU 3MT® Heat 2 Runner-Up & People's Choice

Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
Advisor: Dr. Beth King

Alexis Sturm
"Six Degrees of SepaREEFtion: Using Molecular Tools to Assess Coral Genetic Connectivity in Cuba and the Tropical Western Atlantic"

FAU 3MT® Heat 7 Second Runner-Up

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Advisor: Dr. Joshua Voss

Eric Nieves
"Underwater Multi-Vehicle Collaboration"

FAU 3MT® Heat 3 Second Runner‐Up

College of Engineering & Computer Science
Advisor: Dr. Pierre-Phillippe Beaujean

Lucas Wilson
"Gay Reparative Therapy at Liberty University"

FAU 3MT® Heat 6 People's Choice

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters
Advisors: Dr. Alan L. Berger , Dr. Andrew Furman, and Dr. Eric Berlatsky

Mohammad Irfan Uddin
"Undulating Fin Propulsion The Future of Underwater Maneuvering"

FAU 3MT® Heat 3 Runner-Up

College of Engineering & Computer Science
Advisor: Dr. Oscar Curet

   

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2017

2017 FAU 3MT® Three Minute Thesis Championship Winner

Boris Tezak 

"Sea Turtle Sex Ratios in a Changing Climate"

FAU 3MT® Championship Winner and People's Choice Winner and Heat 7 People's Choice Winner.


Charles E. Schmidt College of Science 
Advisor: Dr. Jeanette Wyneken

 

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Keith Murphy
"Using Light to Control Meal Size"

FAU 3MT® Championship First Runner-Up and Heat 1 Second Runner‐Up

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science 
Advisor: Dr. Ken Dawson‐Scully & Dr. William Ja

Bryan Conklin
"Designing a Brain‐Computer-Interface that Improves Memory"

FAU 3MT® Championship Second Runner-Up and Heat 7 Second Runner‐Up

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science  
Advisor: Dr. Steven Bressler 

Emily Stark
"The Nose Knows: Applications in Machine Olfaction"

FAU 3MT® Heat 7 Overall Winner

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Advisor: Dr. Elan Barenholtz 

Cristina Pimenta
"Democracy in China: Paradox or Possibility?"

FAU 3MT® Heat 3 Overall Winner; Heat 3 
People's Choice Winner

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters 

Julia Roblyer
"Smell‐O-Vision: Using Human Odorant Binding Protein to Measure  Landfill Odors"

FAU 3MT® Heat 2 First Runner‐Up

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Brian McMahon
"Early Warning Systems: Predicting Student Success"

FAU 3MT® Heat 5 First Runner‐Up

College of Education 

Natalie Bermudez 
"Exploring Moral Comfort in Nurses" 

FAU 3MT® Heat 6 First Runner‐Up

Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing 

Marisa Martinez
"Forecasting the Future of Coastal Ecosystems: A Bird's Eye View"

FAU 3MT® Heat 1 First Runner‐Up

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science 

Nicole Reid
"Game Time"

FAU 3MT® Heat 5 Overall Winner

College of Education 

Joseph Niederhauser
"The Secret Lives of Sparrows"

FAU 3MT® Heat 4 First Runner‐Up

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science 

Kirstie Tandberg
"Marine Natural Products as Cancer Therapies: Screening for Survivin Inhibitors"

FAU 3MT® Heat 8 Second Runner‐Up

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

Nandini Singh
"Transformers of the Sugar Code"

FAU 3MT® Heat 1 Overall Winner; Heat 1 People's Choice Winner

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

Breanna DeGroot
"Movement and Habitat use of Spotted Eagle Rays throughout Florida"

FAU 3MT® Heat 8 First Runner‐Up (tie)

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science  

Mikhail Guseynov
"The Association Between Positive Mentality and Academic Success"

FAU 3MT® Heat 6 Overall Winner; Heat 6 People's Choice Winner

College of Business 

Rachel Bladow
"Sea Turtle Development in a Changing Climate: Goldilocks Temperatures are Hard to Find"

FAU 3MT® Heat 4 Overall Winner; Heat 4 People's Choice Winner

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science 

Bob Halstead 
"Connecting the Dots in the Circle of Life: A Fish Story"

FAU 3MT® Heat 8 First Runner‐Up (tie)

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

Nicholas Davenport
"Mind Body 1:  Training the Brain by Training the Body"

FAU 3MT® Heat 5 Second Runner‐Up

College of Education

Rachel Saless  
"Singing Behavior in the Northern Cardinal"

FAU 3MT® Heat 4 Second Runner‐Up

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

Malissa Sanon 
"Who’s Your Cody?"

FAU 3MT® Heat 5 People's Choice Winner

College of Education

Eric Nieves
"Multiple‐Vehicle Based Underwater Sensing"

FAU 3MT® Heat 2 Overall Winner; Heat 2 People's Choice Winner

College of Engineering and Computer Science 

Felicia Cooper
"Sudden Death due to Pulmonary Embolism Arising from Occult  Ovarian Cancer"

FAU 3MT® Heat 7 First Runner‐Up

Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

Gabriela Tortoledo
"Marianne from the Tropics: Finding the Feminist Between the Lines"

FAU 3MT® Heat 3 First Runner‐Up

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters 

Michael Miller
"Diffusion of Mission-Related Investing by University and Foundation Endowments"

FAU 3MT® Heat 6 Second Runner‐Up

College for Design and Social Inquiry

Daniel Creed  
"You Are What You...Read"

FAU 3MT® Heat 3 Second Runner‐Up

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters 

Brandon McHenry
"Zombie Bacteria: Understanding the Viable but Nonculturable State of Vibrio vulnificus"

FAU 3MT® Heat 8 Overall Winner; Heat 8 People's Choice Winner

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

   

Watch the 3MT® Championship webcast video


2016

2016 FAU 3MT® Three Minute Thesis Championship Winner

Mickelene Hoggard 

"Snail Spit to Medicine"

FAU 3MT® Championship Winner and Heat 7 First-Runner Up and People's Choice Winner.

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science 
Advisor: Dr. Mare Cudic

 

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Stephanie Kelly
"Of Flies and Men: Insights from an Age-Related Stress Tolerance Assay"

FAU 3MT® Championship First Runner-Up and Heat 8 First Runner-Up

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science 
Advisor: Dr. Ken Dawson-Scully & Dr. William Ja

Mikhail Guseynov
"Understanding Public Speaking"

FAU 3MT® Championship People's Choice Winner and Heat 4 First Runner-Up and People's Choice Winner

College of Business 
Advisor: Michelle Williams

Keith Murphy
"Postprandial Sleep Mechanics in Drosophila"

FAU 3MT® Championship Second Runner-Up and Heat 2 Winner and People's Choice Winner

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Advisor: Dr. Ken Dawson-Scully

Alberto Padilla
"Fatal Millenary Malady"

FAU 3MT® Heat 1 First Runner-Up

Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

Betsy Evans
"The Times They are A-Changin': Wood Stork Response to Human Development" 

FAU 3MT® Heat 6 First Runner-Up

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science 

Vassilia Binensztok
"Reflective Practice and Student Counselors' Case Conceptualization Skills"

FAU 3MT® Heat 4 Winner

College of Education 

Catalina Aranzazu-Suescun
"Event-based Clustering for Composite Event Detection in Wireless Sensors Networks" 

FAU 3MT® Heat 3 First Runner-Up

College of Engineering and Computer Science 

Douglas Holmes
"Making Pathogen Detection Safe With Synthetic Biology"

FAU 3MT® Heat 6 Winner 

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science 

Rachel Finley
"The Lie that Tells the Truth"

FAU 3MT® Heat 5 Winner and People's Choice Winner

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters 

Carlie Perricone
"Assessment of Fecal Pollution in Recreational Waters"

FAU 3MT® Heat 8 Winner and People's Choice Winner

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science 

Eric Nieves
"Magnetic Fields Created by Underwater Waves"

FAU 3MT® Heat 3 Winner and People's Choice Heat 3 Winner

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Shannon Ouellette
"Finding Empathy Through the Secondary Consciousness of Acting"

FAU 3MT® Heat 5  First Runner-Up

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters 

Kyle Newton
"Magnetoreception: Mutant Superpower of Stingrays"

FAU 3MT® Heat 6 People's Choice Winner and Second Runner-Up

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science  

Michael Miller 
"Approaches to Group Problem Solving"

FAU 3MT® Heat 2 First Runner-Up

College for Design and Social Inquiry

Victoria Erb
"Nest to Surf Mortality of Loggerhead (Caretta Caretta) Sea Turtle Hatchlings on Florida’s East Coast"

FAU 3MT® Heat 7 Winner

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science 

Nirthieca Suthakaran
"The Roles of MsrA and MsrB in Anoxia Tolerance in Aging Drosophila Melanogaster"

FAU 3MT® Heat 1 Winner and People's Choice Winner

Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine  

   

Watch 2016 3MT® Heat Winners

Watch FAU's interview with inaugural 3MT® Champion, Mickelene Hoggard

Watch the 3MT® Championship Red Carpet Interviews

 

Watch the 3MT® Championship webcast video


Miscellaneous 3MT® Videos


FAU's 3MT® Competition with Aaron Shapiro

How to Judge the FAU 3MT® Competition with Aaron Shapiro

PHOTOS

2018

3MT® Championship and Reception

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Heat #1 (10/16/2018)

Heat #2 (10/16/2018)

Heat #3 (10/17/2018)

Heat #4 (10/17/2018)

Heat #5 (10/18/2018)

Heat #6 (10/18/2018)

Heat #7 (10/22/2018)

Frontiers in Science 3MT® Championship Winner Talks (4/6/2018)


2017

3MT® Championship

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Red Carpet

Reception


2016

3MT® Championship

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Check out the photos from the Graduate College Facebook Page:

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Heat #1 (10/19/2016)

Heat #2 (10/19/2016)

Heat #3 (10/20/2016)

Heat #4 (10/20/2016)

Heat #5 (10/20/2016)

Heat #6 (10/21/2016)

Red Carpet and Reception


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