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On April 5, 2019, twelve finalists competed in Yale's third 3-Minute Thesis Competition, which challenged graduate students to clearly and engagingly present their research to a diverse panel of judges - in 3 minutes or less!  The judging panel included Lynn Cooley (Yale GSAS Dean), David Damrosch (Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Literature and Chair of the Dept. of Comparative Literature at Harvard University), Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet (Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History and Director of the Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania), and Arikha Moses (CEO of Concarlo Holdings Inc. and Executive in Residence at Columbia Technology Ventures).

Interested in learning about the research Yale PhD students are conducting?  Watch their impressive presentations below!

Read about this year's final competition from the Yale Daily News

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3-Minute Thesis Competition (2019) 1st Place Winner Anne Norman-Schiff, "Writing Beyond Reading in Ancient Judaism"

The 3-Minute Thesis Competition challenges PhD students to present their research to the public – in just 3 minutes! On April 5, 2019, 12 finalists from the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields competed in Yale’s third annual competition in front of 200+ members of the Yale community. Watch 1st Place Winner Anne Norman-Schiff give her presentation, “Writing Beyond Reading in Ancient Judaism."
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3-Minute Thesis Competition (2019) 2nd Place Winner Mehraveh Salehi, "Individualized and Task-Specific Functional Brain Mapping"

The 3-Minute Thesis Competition challenges PhD students to present their research to the public – in just 3 minutes! On April 5, 2019, 12 finalists from the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields competed in Yale’s third annual competition in front of 200+ members of the Yale community. Watch 2nd Place Winner Mehraveh Salehi give her presentation, “Individualized and Task-Specific Functional Brain Mapping."
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3-Minute Thesis Competition (2019) 3rd Place Winner Sharif I. Kronemer, "Detecting Consciousness Through the Eye"

The 3-Minute Thesis Competition challenges PhD students to present their research to the public – in just 3 minutes! On April 5, 2019, 12 finalists from the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields competed in Yale’s third annual competition in front of 200+ members of the Yale community. Watch 3rd Place Winner Sharif I. Kronemer give his presentation, "Detecting Consciousness Through the Eye.”
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3-Minute Thesis Competition (2019) Audience Choice Award Winner Ann Chen, "Novel Vehicles for Improving Drug Delivery to the Brain"

The 3-Minute Thesis Competition challenges PhD students to present their research to the public – in just 3 minutes! On April 5, 2019, 12 finalists from the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields competed in Yale’s third annual competition in front of 200+ members of the Yale community.   Watch Audience Choice Award winner Ann Chen give her presentation, "Novel Vehicles for Improving Drug Delivery to the Brain.”
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3-Minute Thesis Competition (2019) Finalist Charlotte Kwakye-Nuako, "The Experiences of Victims of Child Sexual Abuse and their Caregivers as They Pursue Justice in Ghana—a Search for an Alternative"

The 3-Minute Thesis Competition challenges PhD students to present their research to the public – in just 3 minutes! On April 5, 2019, 12 finalists from the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields competed in Yale’s third annual competition in front of 200+ members of the Yale community. Watch Finalist Charlotte Kwakye-Nuako give her presentation, "The Experiences of Victims of Child Sexual Abuse and their Caregivers as They Pursue Justice in Ghana—a Search for an Alternative.”
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3-Minute Thesis Competition (2019) Finalist Hazel Hollingdale, "Testing the Lehman Sisters' Hypothesis"

The 3-Minute Thesis Competition challenges PhD students to present their research to the public – in just 3 minutes! On April 5, 2019, 12 finalists from the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields competed in Yale’s third annual competition in front of 200+ members of the Yale community. Watch Finalist Hazel Hollingdale give her presentation, "Testing the Lehman Sisters' Hypothesis"
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3-Minute Thesis Competition (2019) Finalist Jeremy Gaison, "Precision Measurements of Neutrinos From Nuclear Reactors with PROSPECT."

The 3-Minute Thesis Competition challenges PhD students to present their research to the public – in just 3 minutes! On April 5, 2019, 12 finalists from the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields competed in Yale’s third annual competition in front of 200+ members of the Yale community.   Watch Finalist Jeremy Gaison give his presentation, "Precision Measurements of Neutrinos From Nuclear Reactors with PROSPECT"
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3-Minute Thesis Competition (2019) Finalist Luna Zagorac, "How Small Black Holes Teach Us About the Big Bang."

The 3-Minute Thesis Competition challenges PhD students to present their research to the public – in just 3 minutes! On April 5, 2019, 12 finalists from the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields competed in Yale’s third annual competition in front of 200+ members of the Yale community. Watch Finalist Luna Zagorac give her presentation, "How Small Black Holes Teach Us About the Big Bang.”
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3-Minute Thesis Competition (2019) Finalist Matthew Calvin, "What Happened when United Left Cleveland? A Look at the Impact of Airline Hub Closures"

The 3-Minute Thesis Competition challenges PhD students to present their research to the public – in just 3 minutes! On April 5, 2019, 12 finalists from the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields competed in Yale’s third annual competition in front of 200+ members of the Yale community. Watch Finalist Matthew Calvin give his presentation, "What Happened when United Left Cleveland? A Look at the Impact of Airline Hub Closures.”
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3-Minute Thesis Competition (2019) Finalist Michael William Grome, "Biomimetic Membrane Remodeling With Self-Assembling DNA Nanomachines"

The 3-Minute Thesis Competition challenges PhD students to present their research to the public – in just 3 minutes! On April 5, 2019, 12 finalists from the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields competed in Yale’s third annual competition in front of 200+ members of the Yale community. Watch Finalist Michael William Grome give his presentation, "Biomimetic Membrane Remodeling With Self-Assembling DNA Nanomachines"
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3-Minute Thesis Competition (2019) Finalist Ross Federman, "Building Functional Proteins with Minimal Chemistry, or Why I love Leucine."

The 3-Minute Thesis Competition challenges PhD students to present their research to the public – in just 3 minutes! On April 5, 2019, 12 finalists from the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields competed in Yale’s third annual competition in front of 200+ members of the Yale community. Watch Finalist Ross Federman give his presentation, "Building Functional Proteins with Minimal Chemistry, or Why I love Leucine.”
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3-Minute Thesis Competition (2019) Finalist Susanna Curtis, "Can Cannabinoids Treat Pain or Reduce Inflammation in People with Sickle Cell Disease?"

The 3-Minute Thesis Competition challenges PhD students to present their research to the public – in just 3 minutes! On April 5, 2019, 12 finalists from the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields competed in Yale’s third annual competition in front of 200+ members of the Yale community. Watch Finalist Susanna Curtis give her presentation, "Can Cannabinoids Treat Pain or Reduce Inflammation in People with Sickle Cell Disease?"