You have 180 seconds – explain your thesis!

Published: April 9th, 2014

Category: Spotlights

Graduate students compete at "Three-Minute Thesis".

Three graduate students were winners in UF’s first Three-Minute Thesis Competition.

Eleven students competed to see who could explain their theses in 3 minutes or less and with the use of just one PowerPoint slide.

The winner was Michael Schulz, studying chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, whose thesis is titled “Targeting Pediatric Osteosarcoma with Polymer-Mediated Radiotherapy.” He will represent U.S. in a regional competition.

The runner-up was Regina Martuscello, from the College of Medicine, whose thesis is titled “Modulation of Tumor Metabolism Via Dietary Intervention Slows Proliferation of Glioblastoma.”

The people’s choice award went to Badal Juneja, from the College of Engineering, whose thesis is titled “Backscatter Imaging System for Medical Applications.”

The winner received $500; the runner-up, $350; and the people’s choice, $250.

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