Pandey was awarded $350 and will advance to the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Regional Competition in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 5. Pandey’s presentation is titled “How Big Data is Big Enough to Start With.”

“Research is a journey that unfolds over time, demanding patience and diligent effort,” said Pandey. “Being acknowledged for my research endeavors in 3MT has truly validated my dedication to this work and has boosted my confidence to elevate my efforts further. Moreover, this award has inspired me to continue pushing the boundaries of inquiry, striving for excellence and making impactful contributions to research.”

The Graduate School held the preliminary round of the 3MT competition on Feb. 14 in the MUC Ballroom where 10 students participated. The panel of judges chose the top 5 participants to advance to the finals on Feb 21. 

Jennifer Mussell, a M.S. biomedical engineering student was the second-place winner and awarded $250 for her presentation titled "Water Vapor Treatment for Bladder Cancer Cells." 

Morgan Rothschadl, a PhD. basic biomedical sciences student took home third place and $150 for her presentation titled "Combination Trophic Factor Signaling on Cognition."

About 3MT

The USD 3MT competition celebrates research being done by students at USD. The Graduate School hosts the annual 3MT competition and provides graduate students with an opportunity to communicate the significance and impact of their research project to a non-specialized audience in just three minutes with only one PowerPoint slide. 3MT is an academic research communication competition developed by the University of Queensland (UQ) Australia.

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