A graduate student in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University won top honors at the university’s Spring 2018 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition held March 26.
Joncel Stephens, who is earning her Master of Public Health in epidemiology, won first place and the people’s choice award in the competition’s master’s division for her presentation on prenatal care in Georgia. Fellow MPH student, Liping Mou, also competed as a finalist.
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.
Award winners included:
1st Place and People’s Choice
Joncel Stephens, School of Public Health
“An Analysis of Prenatal Care in Georgia”
Advisor: Shanta Dube
Kirk Gibson, School of Social Work, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
“If You Can’t Handle the Inequality, Get Into The Giving Kitchen”
Advisor: Fred Brooks
Neil Fleming, Gerontology Institute, College of Arts and Sciences
“Comparison of aerobic and cardiovascular changes occurring between older adults engaging in diverse types of stationary cycling exercise programs”
Advisor: Jennifer Craft Morgan
Ciera Lewis, Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
“The Role of Racial Ideology on the Relationship Between Racial Discrimination and Psychological Adjustment Among African American Emerging Adults”
Advisor: Ciara Smalls-Glover
Samantha Emerson, Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences
“An Event-Related Brain Potential Study of Path- and Manner-Sensitivity and Motion Expression”
Advisors: Şeyda Özçalışkan and Christopher Conway
3rd Place and People’s Choice
Natasha Johnson, Educational Leadership, College of Education and Human Development
“Writing HERstory – A phenomenological study examining the intersectional identities of black women in educational leadership”
Advisor: Janice Fournillier
A panel of three faculty judges evaluated the students’ presentations for the top three awards. The People’s Choice awards were determined through votes by the audience of the event, which was held at Centennial Hall.