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10 Finalists Announced in Three Minute Thesis Competition

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The Graduate School is pleased to announce our 2020-2021 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) finalists.
 
3MT challenges graduate students from all disciplines to communicate their research in an engaging way to a non-specialist audience with only three minutes and one static visual slide. This year, graduate students here at UL Lafayette and across the globe are competing virtually in response to COVID-19.
 
Our finalists will each present in our final round of university-wide competition, and the overall winner will advance to the regional competition.
 
Angel Badewole, Department of Chemical Engineering
"Conversion of Methane to Useful Oils via Bacteria Digestion"
 
Chase Cormier, Department of Modern Languages
"Louisiana Boucheries and Recipes for Survival"
 
Bhaskar Ghosh, School of Computing and Informatics
"Are you Certain It's Time to Prepare?"
 
Elizabeth Heintz, School of Kinesiology
"Obesity Treatment BAM15 Prevents Fat Storage in Mice"

Lara Hernandez, Department of Nursing
"Home is Where the Heart Is: Remote Patient Monitoring to Improve Outcomes in Patients with Heart Failure"
 
Madison Istre, Department of Psychology
"What is Alexithymia?"
 
Victoria Karpuszka, Department of Psychology
"Embodied Cognition: The Link Between Music and Language Processing?"
 
Christina Keathley, Department of Biology
"The Shocking Truth About Electroreceptive Salamanders"
 
LaTosha Mollette, Department of Nursing
"Implementation and Evaluation of an Opioid Risk Assessment Tool in the Primary Care Setting"
 
Leticia Silva Pires, Department of Communication
"A Framing Analysis of the Amazon Rainforest Fire in 2019 by American and Brazilian Newspapers"

Congratulations to our finalists! We thank all our competitors for stepping up to the 3MT challenge, as well as our faculty judges for their time and participation.
 
Our finalists will compete on December 17th at 2pm to determine who will represent UL Lafayette at the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools regional competition in the spring. All are welcome to join us remotely on Zoom (https://ullafayette.zoom.us/j/4073429198).
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