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Watch 3-Minute Thesis 2020 Finalists and Vote!

November 30, 2020

2020 3-Minute Thesis Competition Finalist Presentations and Award Ceremony

TODAY: Watch 3-Minute Thesis Competition Finalists Vote on Your Favorites!

OCS is pleased to announce that we have moved the 2020 Yale’s 3-Minute Thesis Competition to a new virtual format!  The April 2020 finalists have recorded their presentations and you will have the opportunity to view and vote on your favorites. Our panel of judges will announce the winners at our virtual awards event on December 8.

1. Starting TODAY: Watch the 3MT Finalists’ Presentations

The Office of Career Strategy will be releasing our finalists’ videos at noon on Nov. 30 - Dec. 2 via the Office of Career Strategy YouTube channel:

Monday, November 30 (12pm ET): Physical Sciences

Duncan Keller, Geology & Geophysics:  “Nanoscale Needles Reveal the Extraordinary Journey of Connecticut’s Deepest Rocks”
Trevor Wright, Physics:  “What’s the Matter with the Universe?”
Luo Yantao, Geology & Geophysics: “Probing the Earth’s History”
Lily Zhao, Astronomy:   “Using Stellar Wobbles to Find True Earth Twins”

Tuesday, December 1 (12pm ET):  Humanities/Social Sciences

Natalie Daumeyer, Psychology: “Consequences of Attributing Discrimination to Implicit Bias”
Amelia Kennedy, History:  “Growing Old in a Cistercian Monastery, c. 1100-1300”
Ro’ee Levy, Economics: “Social Media, News Consumption and Polarization”

Wednesday, December 2 (12pm ET):  Biological Sciences

Gadareth Higgs, Molecular Cellular & Developmental Biology:  “Discovering Bacterial Gene Control Switches”
Harini Sadeeshkumar, Molecular Cellular & Developmental Biology:  “Developing Riboswitch Biosensors to Find New Antibiotics”
Josh Sheetz, Pharmacology:  “Signs of Life Among the Dead?  Examining Structure and Uncovering New Function”
Ce Zhang, Neuroscience:  “Growing Human Smooth Brain-Like Tissue From Hair”

2. Vote for Your Favorite Presentations

Two prizes ($300) will be determined by audience vote:

• Audience Favorite Prize: Humanities/Social Sciences
• Audience Favorite Prize: STEM

Vote for your favorite presentations between Wednesday, December 2, 12pm ET -  Monday December 7, 12pm ET via this poll!

3. Attend the Virtual Awards Ceremony at 12:30pm on December 8!

The winners will be announced at the award ceremony via Zoom on Tuesday, December 8 at 12:30pm ET.  We look forward to seeing you there, celebrating the hard work of this year’s finalists, and crowning this year’s Yale 3MT champion! Be sure to register via Eventbrite.

We are pleased to announce that this year’s panel of judges include:

Lynn Cooley, Dean of Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Carmen Bambach, ’81, ’88 PhD Art History, Curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Joshy Joseph, MPhil ’90 Computer Science, VP and Google Fellow, Google
Rick Li, PhD ‘05 Physics, Partner, Goldman Sachs