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2021 Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition

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In addition, please view one additional presentation by Marcella Aisha Anthony linked below.

About the Competition

Drexel's Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition follows the guidelines of the global phenomenon, Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition, founded by the University of Queensland. The international competition, in which over 600 universities and institutions across more than 59 countries participate, emphasizes presenting research within a three-minute time limit, using only a static PowerPoint slide, and in a jargon-free language understood by an audience of non-specialists. Through this, students are able to enhance their academic presentation and research communication skills, while their work is able to reach a broader audience. All Drexel professional doctorate and PhD candidates are eligible to enter.

Check out the competition rules and some award-winning Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) presentations.

Guests who attend the live, synchronous competition via Zoom will have the opportunity to vote for People's Choice. In addition, winners are eligible to go on to regional, national and international competitions.


Tuesday, April 27, 2021 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. EDT

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition Presenters

Tajma Cameron
PhD Program, Education Leadership & Policy, School of Education
Dealing with Challenges in Education for Communities of Color During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

Elizabeth Lampe
PhD Program, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
Feasibility, Acceptability, and Preliminary Target Engagement of a Healthy Physical Activity
Promotion Intervention for Bulimia Nervosa: Development and Evaluation Via Case Series Design

Zachary Cohen
PhD Program, Educational Leadership and Management, School of Education
Learning From Our Mistakes: Constructing the Theory of Mistake Literacy

Kanit Hantanasirisakul
PhD Program, Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering
The four seasons of electron transport in MXenes

Neisha Terry Young
PhD Program, Education Leadership & Policy, School of Education
Creating Mirrors: Exploring the Impact of a ‘Critical Cultural Identity Tool’ as a Means of Identity Reclamation in the Multicultural Secondary English Classroom

Shrobona Guha
PhD Program, Neurobiology and Anatomy, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies
KIFC1, a microtubule-associated motor protein, provides a novel avenue toward ameliorating synapse loss during neurodegenerative disease

Greg Loring-Albright
PhD Program, Department of Communication, College of Arts and Sciences
Analog Games on Digital Tabletops

Farhana Nusrat
PhD Program, Department of Marketing, LeBow College of Business
Love at First Touch: How Using A Computer Dating Website versus Mobile App Influences Consumer Preferences in Online Dating

Nishita Dsouza
PhD Program, Community Health and Prevention, Dornsife School of Public Health
Exploration of the multidimensionality of livability: a formative analysis of a newly created statewide composite measure in Connecticut

Melissa Basalla
EdD Program, Educational Leadership and Management, School of Education
The Influence of Social Identity on Higher Education Leadership: A Narrative Study

Silvia Fernandes
PhD Program, Neurobiology and Anatomy, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies
Characterizing a cardiac dysfunction model in rats with thoracic spinal cord injury


Marcella Aisha Anthony
EdD Program, Education Leadership and Management, School of Education
Black Mothers as Caregivers for Young Adults Living with Serious Mental Illness

Please Note: 
Unfortunately, Marcella was unable to compete live. Please watch Marcella's 3MT here!

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition Judges

Karen DeVose
Director of Advising
College of Computing and Informatics

Abby Gilman
Postdoctoral Fellow, Nutrition Sciences
College of Nursing and Health Professions

Bridget McFadden
International Student Advisor
International Students and Scholars Services

Angela Montgomery
Assistant Dean, Executive Director of Graduate Admission
Enrollment Management and Student Success

Arun Kumar Soma
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Physics
College of Arts and Science 

Pierce Weatherly
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Physics
College of Arts and Sciences