Annual Quest Debuts 3-Minute Thesis Presentations

Anuoluwa Famotibe

Biology major Anuoluwa Famotibe ’18 of Liverpool, N.Y., presented on molecular cloning during 2018 Quest.

Quest, the annual daylong academic symposium held in April, featured 397 unique presenters and co-authors who participated in 161 presentations and 70 panels, and displayed 77 posters. This year, Graduate Studies introduced a 3-Minute Thesis competition. The event supports students’ capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes or less utilizing language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. There were 12 participants and three winners.

Also debuting this year was the Quest mobile app, which had 319 downloads and included presentation schedules, locations and interactive modules that allowed participants to vote for their favorite 3-Minute Thesis, for example. Through Quest, the college recognizes the scholarly and creative work of our faculty and students, and encourages campus members to share their academic activities and collaborate with others outside of their departments.

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