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Student & Alumni Achievements

Georgia State: Student Wins Top Prize in Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition

Georgia State University School of Public Health graduate student won the top prize at the university’s Spring 2019 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition, where graduate students were challenged to explain their research and scholarship to a general audience in a short amount of time.

Ms. Michelle D’Amico, graduate student in biostatistics, won first place in the Master’s category for her presentation on “Examining Associations between Availability of Paid Sick Leave and Health Outcomes in a National Sample of Older Adults”.  Her advisor is Dr. Matthew Hayat, professor of biostatistics in the Georgia State University School of Public Health.

3MT is a research communication competition developed by the University of Queensland in Australia in 2008. The premise of the competition is to develop academic, presentation, and research communication skills. It supports the development of students’ capacities to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.

Seven master’s and seven doctoral students from multiple disciplines competed; a panel of judges awarded first, second and third place prizes.  Since 2017, a  Georgia State University School of Public Health graduate student has won first place in the Masters Thesis category.

Read more on Georgia State University’s Spring 2019 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition.

View Ms. D’Amico’s 3MT presentation.