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Idaho State University Students Bring Home Top Prizes at 3MT Competition

March 1, 2022

Mel Anderson presents her graduate research
Mel Anderson

Idaho State University graduate students brought home both a first place and a People’s Choice award at the statewide 3 Minute Thesis competition in February. 

Idaho State University Graduate student Mel Anderson took first place in the competition. Anderson, a master’s student in English, presented on critical trauma theory in literature. 

Allison Loyola, a master’s student in pharmaceutical science, won the People’s Choice award at the competition for her presentation on how an anti-seizure medication, valproic acid may cause hyperconnectivity in the brain, and implications of that for autism research. 

The 3 Minute Thesis competition challenges graduate students to present their research for a general audience in only three minutes. Anderson and Loyola will join the other top presenters at the Western Regional 3 Minute Thesis competition in March. 


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