Lisa Taxier Wins UWM’s First Three Minute (3MT) Thesis Competition

The Psychology department’s own Lisa Taxier, a 3rd-year neuroscience graduate student, won the university’s inaugural Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition!

This competition was sponsored by the Graduate School, Office of Research, and UWM Research Foundation, and originally developed by the University of Queensland to cultivate students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. Participation enriches the capacity of students to effectively explain their graduate research projects in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. UWM’s first competition drew nearly 100 contestants, who participated in qualifying rounds last month.

The top 14 finalists presented their 3MT talks April 4th in the Zelazo Center before an audience and panel of 4 judges.  Hanna Yousuf, also a Psychology department graduate student, was a finalist another and delivered an outstanding talk as well. As winner, Lisa was awarded a $1,500 prize. Their presentations may be viewed at: http://uwm.edu/graduateschool/3mt/.

Congratulations to Lisa and thanks to her and Hanna for representing the department so well!!