Fordham-GSAS Three Minute Thesis Competition

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Think you have what it takes to present your research and its significance in three minutes?

Open to all students enrolled in a GSAS master’s or doctoral program, the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed in 2008 by The University of Queensland in Australia.

The premise of the competition is to develop academic, presentation, and research communication skills. 3MT® supports the development of students’ capacity to explain effectively their research in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2024
3MT® Competition!

1st Place:
Lina Jiang, English, Ph.D.
Translating China in Eighteenth-Century British Literature

Second Place:
Ava Randel, Ethics and Society, M.A.
The Kids are Alt-Right: Echo Chambers, Ethical Malformation, and the Dangers of Algorithmic Overdependence

Third Place:
Khalifa Afane, Data Science, M.S.
Analyzing and Optimizing the Distribution of Blood Lead Level Testing for Children in New York City

People's Choice:
Stephan Tytarenko, Computer Science, M.S.
Is Context Attribution all you need? Attaining generalizability in non-fine-tuned Transformers


Johanna Francis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics
Gaby Hurtarte Leon
President of GSAS Graduate Student Council
Stephen Holler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physics
Robert Parmach, Ph.D.
Director of Ignatian Mission Initiatives
of Campus Ministry
Tom Hughes, Ph.D.
GSAS Advisory Board Member
Nicholas Paul, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History


Competition Winner Placement Prize Amount
First Place $1,000
Second Place $750
Third Place $500
People's Choice
(The audience will vote for the winner during the final round.)

Please direct all 3MT®-related questions to the Seoyoon Chang, Ed.D., Assistant Dean of Student Professional Development, at [email protected].