Due to an overwhelming interest by graduate students to participate in the 3MT competition at FAU, eight preliminary heats were conducted to select the top student presentations that would advance to the championship. Drs. Joshua Voss and Peter McCarthy organized a heat at the FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute campus on November 3. Five graduate students from FAU Harbor Branch competed, including Voss lab students Danielle Dodge and Michael Studivan. Michael was awarded Second Runner-Up, and HBOI grad student Carlie Perricone was awarded both First Prize and People's Choice.
The championship round will be held November 18 on the FAU main campus in Boca Raton and is open to everyone. More details and free tickets can be obtained here. The winners of the FAU 3MT championship will advance to the regional 3MT competition in Annapolis, MD. This is a great opportunity to learn about the exciting research being conducted at FAU and supports graduate student research!