2017 3MT Competition

Biology Department Well-Represented at the 2nd Annual 3MT Competition

Congratulations to Florida Atlantic University's second annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Championship winners! Over 500 individuals attended the Championship on Friday, October 20 to watch some of the University's top graduate students share their research in only three minutes.

Following eight 3MT® Heats comprised of 90 graduate students representing each college and a range of disciplines, 27 graduate students advanced to compete at the Championship. Congratulations to all of the graduate students who competed! The competition was spirited during the Heats, and close on the judges scorecards.

Championship Winner  ($3,500*) and  People's Choice Winner  ($1,500)
Boris Tezak
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
"Sea Turtle Sex Ratios in a Changing Climate"

Advisor: Dr. Jeanette Wyneken 

First Runner-Up  ($1,500)
Keith Murphy
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
"Using Light to Control Meal Size"

Advisors: Dr. Ken Dawnson-Scully and Dr. William Ja

Second Runner-Up  ($1,000)
Bryan Conklin
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
"Designing a Brain-Computer-Interface that Improves Memory"

Advisor: Dr. Steven Bressler

FAU 3MT Competition 2017