Samuel Allen recieves first place at the Dietrich School 3MT competition
Samuel Allen, doctoral candidate, received $100 for first place in the humanities division of the Dietrich School 3MT competition and was awarded a $500 travel grant as one of two runners-up in the inaugural University wide competition. The 3MT is an internationally recognized competition that challenges PhD students to present a compelling oration on their dissertation and its broad significance in just 3 minutes, in language that anyone can understand. Samuel presented his dissertation-in-progress entitled “Comparative Monsterization: A Rhetorical History of the Lives and Exhibitions of Conjoined Twins in the 19th Century.”
Additionally, received recognition from the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research:
With warm congratulations to the divisional winners and runners-up, here are the results:
Dietrich School Winner: Katie Wozniak (Biological Sciences): Signaling Mechanisms of the Fast Polyspermy Block in Xenopus Laevis
Katie went on to win the University competition !
1. Katherine Wozniak (Biological Sciences): Signaling Mechanisms of the Fast Polyspermy Block in Xenopus Laevis
2. Sarah Smith (Biological Sciences): From Code to Shape: Investigating the Connection between Genes and the Formation of an Anatomical Structure
3. John Dimoff (Psychology): It's Different When We're Together: The Impact of Experiencing a Peak-Provoked Cigarette Craving State with a Smoking Friend
1. Yi Han (Economics): Blame Shifting through Delegation: Evidence from China's One Child Policy
2. Huseyin Ilgaz (Political Science): What is the Effect of External Interventions (Military, Economic, Diplomatic) in Terminating Civil Wars?
3. Ljiljana Pantovic (Anthropology): Private within the Public: Negotiating Birth in Serbia
1. Samuel Allen (Communication): Comparative Monsterization: A Rhetorical History of the Lives and Exhibitions of Conjoined Twins in the 19th Century
Samuel went on to become one of two runners-up in the University competition!
2. Laura Feibush (English): Towards a Rhetoric of Listening in and Beyond Scenes of Writing Instruction
3. Li-Fang Lai (Linguistics): Intonation in Contact: Prosodic Transfer and Innovation Among Yami-Mandarin Bilinguals
The second runner-up at the university level was Nemi Vora from Civil and Environmental Engineering.
After an excellent year for the Dietrich School, we look forward to further growing the competition in 2019!
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research
J. Carroll Amundson Professor of British History
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
University of Pittsburgh