3MT: Three Minute Thesis

Graduate College 3MT Competition

Meet the 2018 Final Round Participants

Name Major Title
Carmen Reynolds Nutritional Science How a Vitamin D Metabolite Regulates Calcium Absorption
Andrew Downs Electrical Engineering Preventing Catastrophe: Advancing the Science of Non-destructive Evaluation
Jeffrey Rokkum Psychology; Human Computer Interaction On Anxiety and Multitasking
Yueyi Jiao Electrical Engineering Flexible Strain Sensor for Structural Health Monitoring
Kelsey Fisher Entomology Monarch Butterfly Movement Ecology
Rainie Nelson Chemical Engineering Shining A Light: The Power of Perovskites
Graham Redweik Microbiology A Tale of Two Immunogens: Unique Responses to Live Supplements in Chickens
Manreet Singh Bhullar Food Science and Technology The Fate of Fallen Produce



In the fall of each year, the Graduate College sponsors a Three-Minute Thesis Competition to challenge Iowa State graduate students to clearly and concisely articulate their research to a non-specialist audience. Participants are provided three minutes and one static slide to convey their message. The 2018 competition accommodated approximately 80 participants in eight preliminary heats and the final event consisted of a winner representing each heat. Timelines and guidelines for the 2018 3MT are listed below. Enjoy the videos of award winners’ presentations or the entire final competition.

Participation Timeline

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What is 3MT?

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Eligibility

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Prizes

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Judging Criteria

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Contact

3MT Committee (3mtcompetition@iastate.edu):
Sarah Huffman
Katie Blair
Denise Vrchota
Judy Strand

2018 3MT winners

Winner: Rainie Nelson

Major: Chemical Engineering

Presentation: Shining A Light: The Power of Perovskites

Runner Up: Andrew Downs

Major: Electrical Engineering

Presentation: Preventing Catastrophe: Advancing the Science of Non-destructive Evaluation

People’s Choice Award: Manreet Singh Bhullar

Major: Food Science and Technology

Presentation: The Fate of Fallen Produce

Video of the Whole Event


Thank you to all the volunteers (3MT committee, judges, time keepers, door keepers, and food set up people) that made the Three-Minute Thesis competition possible!


Past 3MT Winners