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Three-Minute Thesis grand finale winners announced

Three-Minute Thesis Winners

Forestry and natural resources major Sindupa De Silva is the winner of the competition, hosted by the Office of Graduate Education and Life, for his presentation on “Human Land-Use Practices and Their Impacts on Nature’s Kidneys.”

Second place went to Johan Cuervo Correa, plant and soil sciences major, for his presentation titled “Soil Porosity: The Soil Circulatory System” and third place went to Qazi Arka Rahman, an English major, for his presentation “Reimagining Identities: Literature and the Politics of Representation.” 

Mohammed Syedul Islam, a resource economics and management major, received the People’s Choice Award for his presentation on “Spillover Effects from Public Health Policies.”

The annual 3MT competition originates from the University of Queensland and challenges doctoral students to present their research topic and its significance in three minutes using just one slide. The competition develops academic, presentation and research communication skills, as well as supports the development of graduate students' capacity to communicate their research succinctly to a non-specialist audience.

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