Graduate Students Compete in Final Round of 3MT Competition

On April 8, 11 graduate students competed in the final round of this year's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. Congratulations to the following finalists who took home prizes in the form of research travel grants: 

  • Ashley Alva, Ph.D. Winner, $2,000 research travel grant sponsored by 3M*
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Tracking Immune Cells with Ultrasound for Diagnosis of Cancer
  • Michelle Quizon, Ph.D. Runner-Up, $1,500 research travel grant; People's Choice Winner, $500 research travel grant
    Mechanical Engineering
    Treating Type 1 Diabetes: Delivery of Cells in Gels
  • Abigail Paulson, Ph.D. Third Place Winner, $1,000 research travel grant
    Biomedical Engineering
    Rhythms to the Rescue: Sensory Flicker as a Potential Therapeutic for Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Timothy Min, Master's Winner, $1,000 research travel grant
    Music Technology
    Inducing Empathy Among Strangers Through Biofeedback-Controlled Stimuli

For more information about the 3MT Competition, visit 

*More About Our Sponsor, 3M: At 3M, our 93,000 employees do work that matters, applying our science in ways that make a positive impact on people’s lives around the globe. And that work is accomplished through close collaboration with smart, curious and motivated 3Mers in 87 countries, all rallying behind 3M’s vision:

  • 3M technology advancing every company.
  • 3M products enhancing every home.
  • 3M innovation improving every life.