On March 21, the Institute for Public Health’s Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging hosted a Three Minute Thesis competition for current graduate students at Washington University in St. Louis.
First developed by the University of Queensland in 2008, the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) challenges students to communicate a topic they are passionate about to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes with only one static slide. The Friedman Center’s 3MT event featured 11 presentations that addressed a wide range of aging-related topics from a variety of perspectives. While 3MT events are typically only open to PhD students, this event was open to any professional or graduate student.
- Kelly Connor, Brown School | Living Libraries: American Indian Elders
- Ingrid Diep, Brown School | Postcards from Down Under: 20,000km Around Australia on Foot
- Lameese Eldesouky, Arts & Sciences, Psychological & Brain Sciences | Another Year Older, Another Year Wiser? Emotion Regulation Strategy Selection and Flexibility Across Adulthood
- Kakada Kuy, Brown School | You are 60, Sick, and Poor. What Do You Do?
- Hannah Maybrier, Arts & Sciences, Psychological & Brain Sciences | Sleep-Wake Cycle and Spatial Navigation in Older Adults
- Meghan McDarby, Arts & Sciences, Psychological & Brain Sciences | To Thine Own Self Be True: Choosing and Communicating End-of-Life Care Preferences
- Taylor Patskanick, Brown School | Finding Fit: What Working in Gerontology Has Taught Me about My Next Move
- Marta Stojanovic, Arts & Sciences, Psychological & Brain Sciences | Exercise and Alzheimer’s Disease
- Hsi-Chuan Wang, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts | Intergenerational Coresidence for Active Aging
- Roger Wong, Brown School | Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease
- Matthew Wynn, Arts & Sciences, Psychological & Brain Sciences | How to Say It: Disclosing a Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease
Presenters we’re judged on comprehension, content, and engagement; three received awards.
- 1st place and People’s Choice – Marta Stojanovic
- 2nd place – Meghan McDarby
- 3rd place – Roger Wong