Event Date: 
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

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.


  • Hannah Campbell, Cells that work together, stay together.
  • Oronde Drakes, Flooding and Suffering in America
  • Amanda Mollet, “Being invisible isn’t a privilege”: Examining asexual identity development
  • Muhammad Rahman, Preventing auditory neuron degeneration with an anti-inflammatory medicine
  • Asif Rahman, Social Vulnerability to River Floods in the U.S.
  • Miriam Janechek, Children's Literature and Belief: A 19th-Century Focus
  • Brandon MacDougall, Camera Trapping For Urban Biodiversity Conservation
  • Tianlu Zhang, Frenemy: A Relationship Between Native Language and Second Language
  • Melissa Airy, An Artistic Depiction: The Power of Community on Pilgrimage
  • Tim Acri, Bone tissue engineering: a gene delivery approach
Event Location: 
Art Building West
141 North Riverside Drive
Iowa City, IA 52246
Joe Cannella

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Joe Cannella in advance at 319-335-2143 or joseph-cannella@uiowa.edu.