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Biomedical Sciences Student Wins Second Annual GVSU 3-Minute Thesis Competition
February 24, 2017
Samantha MacKay, a graduate student in the Master of Biomedical Sciences program at Grand Valley State University, is the winner of the second annual GVSU 3-Minute Thesis Competition. Samantha's presentation was titled, "The Effects of Long Term Exposure to an Estrogen Mimic: From Crayfish to You."
MacKay's motivation for this project came from her interest in investigating the effects of chronic nonylphenol exposure at current EPA levels that may lead to effects that are not limited to lab conditions and animal models. She stated that "investigating these effects allows us to understand the future ramifications of current standards on entire ecosystems and human health."
As winner of the GVSU 3MT competition, Samantha received a $500 cash prize and will be traveling to Indianapolis in early April to compete in the MAGS regional competition. Samantha also won the "People's Choice" award, voted on by the audience. For the People's Choice award, Samantha received a gift bag of Grand Valley "swag." Congratulations to Samantha on her success and good luck to her at the regional competition!