Peter Borg, graduate student in the history department, has been named the winner of the Three Minute Thesis Competition at Marquette and will advance to the regional competition.
Borg’s winning presentation was entitled “The Colored Problem” –Milwaukee’s White Urban Churches Respond to the Second Great Migration. He received a top prize of $1,000 and will now represent Marquette University in the regional competition in April at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools in Indianapolis.
The Three Minute Thesis is a global research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland in Australia. The academic competition for doctoral and master’s degree students requires each participant to explain his or her research effectively in three minutes, using one slide, with no animation.
Brice Cleland, a doctoral student in clinical and translational rehabilitation health science, won second place for his presentation on “Compensation and Brain Activation Post-Stroke.” The “People’s Choice” was awarded to Meghan Fealey, a doctoral student in biological sciences, who presented “Organizing Your Genes.” Both Cleland and Fealey won $500.
The final competition was judged by Provost Daniel Myers, Kelly McShane of Marquette’s Board of Trustees, Griselda Aldrete, President and CEO of Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee, and Karen Herzog, Higher Education Reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.