Three-Minute Thesis Winners Announced

Jackson Kasper, Miranda Forbes and Paulette Guerrier.

Miranda Forbes, Jackson Kasper and Paulette Guerrier were the top three winners in Truman’s Three-Minute Thesis Competition.

Sponsored by Truman’s Graduate Council, the competition highlights original graduate-level research, including a master’s thesis. Currently enrolled master’s students at Truman are eligible to participate, and the competition cultivates their academic, presentation and research communication skills by challenging them to explain the significance of their research projects to a general audience in three minutes or less.

Forbes, a Masters of Arts in Education in Spanish student, placed first with her “Electronic Portfolios in the Classroom” research. She was mentored by Stacy Davis, assistant professor of Spanish and Spanish MAE.

Kasper, Master of Arts in Music and Master of Arts in Education in Music Education student, placed second with “Radios, Television, and Boss Nova.” His mentor was Marc Rice, professor of music.

Guerrier, a Master of Athletic Training student, placed third with “The Effectiveness of Ankle Taping on Speed in Men’s Basketball.” She was mentored by Brandy Schneider, assistant professor of health and exercise sciences.
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