2018 Three Minute Thesis

CEHD Students Share Research in Three Minute Thesis Competition

From left to right above: Cary Waubanascum, Douglass Moon, Yedam Ho, Jackie Liu, Anna Baeth

It’s that time of year again!

This past Tuesday, College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) Ph.D. students entered into the final round of the annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. These talented scholars were tasked with concisely and effectively explaining their research projects in common language for a general audience – all in 180 seconds or less.

The first Three Minute Thesis competition began at the University of Queensland in 2008. Since then, it’s expanded to more than 170 universities across more than 18 countries around the world. The purpose is simple – celebrating the exciting research being conducted at CEHD. The presentations serve to cultivate students’ academic and research skills while also developing an online professional presence when they are shared on YouTube.

Please take a few minutes to get to know this year’s winners and the passion that drives their research.

First Place

Project: Her Self-Discourse and Her Destiny
Researcher: Jackie (Jinfang) Liu
Department: Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development


Second Place

Project: Women in Sport Coaching
Researcher: Anna Baeth
Department: School of Kinesiology


People’s Choice

Project: Preventing Native American Youth Suicide
Researcher: Cary Waubanascum
Department: School of Social Work


The rest of our incredible finalists included Elizabeth Abraham, Yedam Ho, and Douglass Moon.

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