2016 Three Minute Thesis Finalists Announced

Release Date: March 11 2016

The UF Graduate School would again like to thank all 41 of our Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competitors for their participation in the four preliminary rounds. From a pool of all total scores, 10 finalists and two alternates have been chosen to compete in the final 2016 Three Minute Thesis Competition on March 29th at 2 p.m. in the Reitz Union Auditorium. Attendance is open to the public, and we hope to see you there.

The 2016 3MT finalists are:

Pengxu Qi
Ph.D. Student in Chemistry
Dissertation Title: Synthesis of biorenewable and water degradable polyesters: from green birth to green death

Shannon Keleher
Ph.D. Student in Educational Leadership
Dissertation Title: A Comparative Study of the Efficacy of Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy with Female Trauma Survivors

Natasha Sng
Ph.D. Student in Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology
Dissertation Title: Discovering Unknown Plant Genes in Space

Sudeshna Chatterjee
Ph.D. Student in Rehabilitation Science
Dissertation Title: Does sympathetic arousal measured by skin conductance objectively quantify mobility self-efficacy?

Harold Knowles
Ph.D. Student in Interdisciplinary Ecology
Dissertation Title: Home is Where the Heart is: Finding Pattern and Meaning in Short Interval Residential Electric Smart Meter Data

Andrea Lin
Ph.D. Student in Medical Sciences
Dissertation Title: Mechanisms of Combination Therapy Using ATG+GCSF for Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

Rebecca Williams
Ph.D. Student in Interdisciplinary Ecology
Dissertation Title: No Time for All Things: The Influence of Eco-Stoves on Women's Time-Poverty and Agency in Intibucá, Honduras

Kendra Krietsch
Ph.D. Student in Psychology
Dissertation Title: Impact of Sleep Timing on Dietary Intake and Physical Activity in Youth: An Experimental N-of-1 Sleep Manipulation

Stephen Chrzanowski
Ph.D. Student in Medical Sciences
Dissertation Title: Optical Imaging of Damaged and Dystrophic Muscle

Allysha Winburn
Ph.D. Student in Anthropology
Dissertation Title: Skeletal Age Estimation in Modern U.S. Adults:  The Effects of Activity, Body Mass, and Osteoarthritis on Age-Related Changes in the Acetabulum

Juan Felipe Paniagua-Arroyave ALTERNATE #1
Ph.D. Student in Geology
Dissertation Title: Physical interactions among waves, tides, and complex shelf bathymetry: Implications for coastal geomorphologic evolution

Jennifer Dennis ALTERNATE #2
Ph.D. Student in Nutritional Sciences
Dissertation Title: Probiotics (Lactobacillus gasseri KS-13, Bifidobacterium bifidum G9-1, and Bifidobacterium longum MM-2) and health-related quality of life in individuals with seasonal allergies.