BMS Graduate Student Wins Second Annual GVSU 3-Minute Thesis Competition
February 24, 2017
Congratulations to Samantha MacKay, a graduate student in the Master of Biomedical Sciences program at Grand Valley State University, for winning the second annual GVSU 3-Minute Thesis Competition! MacKay placed first in the overall competition and also won the "People's Choice" category.
MacKay's presentation, entitled "The Effects of Long Term Exposure to an Estrogen Mimic: From Crayfish to You" addressed the impact of chronic nonylphenol exposure in crayfish and the ecosystem as a whole--including human health. She will travel to Indianapolis in early April to share her presentation again and compete in the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools regional competition.
The 3-Minute Thesis Competition, or 3MT, allows graduate students the opportunity to present their research in a new format while also allowing them to share their work with the broader community. You can find out more information on the competition, including more information on MacKay's winning presentation and the other winners, at the Graduate School website.
Once again, congratulations to MacKay! And best wishes to her as she moves onto the regional level!