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Meet the 2017 APUS 3MT Competition Winners

Meet the 2017 APUS 3MT Competition Winners

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By Jennifer Douglas
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies at American Public University System

American Public University System is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

This competition was founded at Australia’s University of Queensland in 2008. It is a way for graduate students to share their research with a broad audience and practice communication skills needed across all career fields.

Since its inception, 3MT has spread to hundreds of universities worldwide. The first competition with APUS students was held in 2016.

As its name suggests, the 3MT Competition requires that students present their work in three minutes, using one visual. For our master’s students, this contest means condensing months of work into one brief, engaging speech. The results of these efforts have been impressive, though!

Our 2017 winners exhibit the scholarly ingenuity and real-world application that make our master’s programs unique. Not only do our students contribute new ideas to their discipline, but they also use their learning to change their workplaces and communities.

First Place Winner:

Michael Kashiktchian
Master’s in Public Administration
School of Security & Global Studies
Using Social Media to Strengthen the Police-Public Relationship

Runner-Up:

Matthew Clark
Master’s in Public Administration
School of Security & Global Studies
2017 Annual Training Plan Williston Fire Department

People’s Choice Winner:

Michael Kashiktchian

About the Author

Jennifer Douglas is an associate professor for the School of Arts and Humanities at American Public University System. She holds a master’s degree and a doctoral degree in English, both from the University of Rochester in New York. Her teaching interests include graduate and undergraduate writing, 20th-century literature and teaching strategies for adult learners. Jennifer’s career in higher education spans several universities, including Houghton College, the University of Rochester, Trinity Christian College and West Virginia University.

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