Three Science Finalists Complete the Field in Build Up to Shaheen 3MT® Finals

Author: Dawn Rizek

3mt Science Finalists 2019 722k jpgKevin Sanchez, Lauren Green & Cynthia Schreiber will represent Science in the 3MT® Finals


Three finalists from the College of Science were chosen from a competitive field of participants in the Three Minute Thesis Competition on Wednesday night in Geddes Hall. Kevin Sanchez and Lauren Green (doctoral students, Biological Sciences), and Cynthia Schreiber (doctoral student, Biochemistry) stood out in a field of 15 competitors and will move on to the finals on February 28 at 5:00 p.m. in the Patricia George Decio Theatre of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.     

The 3MT® competition challenges masters and Ph.D. students from across all disciplines to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. Competitors address a panel of judges in front of a live audience. Their presentations can only be accompanied by a single PowerPoint slide.

In addition to the four presenters and the judges, the auditorium included friends, colleagues and interested spectators taking in the night’s action.

The evening’s judges were Patricia Champion, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences; Holly Goodson, Professor,Chemistry and Biochemistry, Concurrent Professor, Biological Sciences; Jonathan Hauenstein, Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics; Christopher Kolda, Professor, Director of Glynn Family Honors Program, Physics.

For more information about the Shaheen Three Minute Thesis (3MT® ) competition, visit