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2022 Boise State Three Minute Thesis Winners

Boise State Three Minute Thesis Finalists
Boise State Three Minute Thesis Finalists

BOISE, Idaho – The Boise State Graduate College hosted the Boise State Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition Tuesday, Feb. 1. Coming from three colleges, 12 graduate-level students participated in the event. The College of Arts & Sciences (COAS), College of Engineering (COEN), and the College of Health Sciences (COHS).

The audience choice award winner, Rebecca Miller from the Materials Science and Engineering department dazzled the audience with her project on “Strategies for Recycling Multi-Layer Plastic Materials.” Rebecca’s presentation earned her a $250 prize.

Presenting his thesis on “Plasma Jet Printing of Electronics on Flexible, Low-Temperature Substrates,” Jacob Manzi of the Electrical and Computer Engineering program took third place and a $250 prize for his effort.

Coming in at second place is Jessica Bernardin for her work on “What Can Microbial Function Tell Us About Host Health?”. She received a $500 reward for her presentation.

Finally, the winning purse of $750 goes to Dalton Miller for his thesis, “Inactivation of Bacterial Biofilms in Porcine Wound Models Using Cold Plasma.” Daltons finish also garnered him a spot in the Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS) regional 3MT competition which will be held remotely in March.

All four winners medalists also earned a spot in the state finals being held February, 15, from 3-5 p.m. MT and will be available to view via live stream.

For more information on the statewide competition, please visit our 3MT webpage.

The Three Minute Thesis competition was developed by the University of Queensland and celebrates the exciting research conducted by graduate students. The first 3MT® competition was held in 2008, and now the competition is held in over 600 universities across more than 65 countries worldwide.