JMU’s Fourth Annual Three Minute Thesis competition was held Friday, January 22, 2021. This was a unique competition because it was the first time the event was held virtually on our campus! Students not only had to present; but create videos, slides, and learn how to edit them together. They did a wonderful job and their videos are viewable below.

After deliberation, the judges decided that Dominique Lockwood won the first place prize with their presentation. In second place was Rania Zaied, and in third Julian White. Allison Pingston’s presentation was won the People’s Choice award based on votes from the audience.

Allison Pingston

Program: Masters of Physician Assistant Studies

Advisor: Dr. Abby Massey

"Peer Support Wellness Groups In Physician Assistant School"

Aesha Khan

Program: M.A. in Psychological Sciences

Advisor: Dr. Jeff Dyche

"Voluntary Alcohol Consumption and Sleep Deprivation in Adult Rats"

Julian White

Program: Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Advisors: Dr. Cynthia O'Donoghue

"Does side-lying position improve swallow safety for at-risk infants?"

Rania Zaied

Program: M.A. in Communication and Advocacy

Advisor: Dr. Kathryn Hobson

"Comedy and Muslim Representations: A Rhetorical Analysis of Ramy Youssef: Feelings"

Brenna Matlock

Program: M.A. in Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication

Advisor: Dr. Cathryn Molloy

"The Rhetorical Significance of Women Deminers and Female Participation in Post-Conflict Operations"

Dominique Lockwood

Program: M.S. Biology

Advisor: Dr. Louie Wurch

"Ecophysiology of Toxic Cyanobacteria and their Symbionts"

Gabe Gilmore

Program: M.A. in Psychological Sciences

Advisor: Dr. Jeff Dyche

"The Effect of SSRIs and SNRIs on Circadian Rhythms and Cognitive Performance" 

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