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Biology graduate student places third in regional 3MT competition

Akshayalakshmi Sridhar, a doctoral biology student in the IUPUI School of Science placed third of twenty-three participants in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition held at the annual meeting of the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) on Friday, April 8 in Chicago, Illinois.

INDIANAPOLIS – The 3MT® competition was developed by the University of Queensland, Australia and challenges Ph.D. students to effectively communicate their research to a non-specialist audience in the three minutes with only one slide without a script or cue cards. Immediately following her preliminary presentation of "Use of Stem Cells to Build a 3-Dimensional Retina in a Dish," Akshaya was invited by ProQuest, a global information-content and technology company, to participate in a few of their upcoming meetings to present her 3MT and discuss her 3MT and grad school experience.