The McDonnell Academy hosted its PhD-in-3D Competition on Thursday, April 6 in Whitaker Auditorium. There were 11 Scholars participating in the competition, all in their fourth or fifth year of their PhD degree program. The presentations were varied, and ranged in topics including Turkish men’s moral worth, nitrogen fixing genes, cookstove imperialism, building trust in international development settings and mechanical medicine and disease. With only three minutes to present their research in elevator-pitch style to a captive audience of peers, faculty and friends, the Scholars successfully condensed their research to be palatable to any general audience.
Three winners were selected for first, second and third place prizes:
First Place: Praveen Kumar | PhD, Social Work, Brown School
Second Place: Yunzi (Melody) Li | PhD, Comparative Literature | Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Third Place: Kuan-Yu (Mike) Shen | PhD, Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering & Applied Science
The McDonnell Academy PhD-in-3D Competition has been modeled on the 3MT® Competition established by the University of Queensland in Brisbane Australia. They are also one of the McDonnell Academy’s Partner Universities.