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Graduate Students Compete in College Three-Minute Thesis Competition

Monday, March 24, 2014


The College of Education held a Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) and counseling psychology doctoral students Douglas Knutson and Fae Frederick placed first and second, respectively. Both Knuston and Frederick represent the college on April 7 in the university-wide version of the competition, hosted by the OSU Graduate College during Graduate Education Week.

The charge for participants was to present their research and its relevance in three minutes using a single static slide.

Knutson’s presentation was titled “Tell Me Where It Hurts: Self-Harm among LGBTI Youth in Oklahoma.” He received $100 as the first-place winner and was also selected as the People’s Choice winner. Dr. Julie Koch is Knutson’s advisor.

Frederick’s presentation, “Going Up River”, earned $75 as the second place winner. Frederick is advised by Dr. Hugh Crethar.

Chuck Baukal, doctoral student in occupational education, presented “Teaching Working Engineers” and won $50 and third place. Baukal’s advisor is Dr. Lynna Ausburn.

A full list of participants in the College of Education’s competition is included below:

Charles Baukal, Third Place
Presentation: “Teaching Working Engineers”
Program: Occupational Education, Ed.D.
Advisor: Lynna Ausburn

Ryan Burkett
Presentation: “Development and Qasi-Experimental Evaluation of a Laptop Virtual Reality Tutorial”
Program: Occupational Education Studies, Ph.D.
Advisor: Lynna Ausburn

Marie Colston
Presentation: “Tracing the Flow: Climate Change in Oklahoma Secondary Science Education”
Program: Environmental Science Graduate Program
Advisor: Toni Ivey

Fae Frederick, Second Place
Presentation: “Going Up River”
Program: Counseling Psychology. Ph.D.
Advisor: Hugh Crethar

J. Marsh Howard
Presentation: “Understanding the Conservative Identity in Oklahoma”
Program: Educational Psychology, Ph.D.
Advisor: Lucy Bailey

Douglas Knuston, First Place and People’s Choice Award
Presentation: “Tell Me Where It Hurts: Self-Harm Among LGBTI Youth in Oklahoma”
Program: Counseling Psychology, Ph.D.
Advisor: Julie Koch

Khaizer Omar
Presentation: “Ten Commandments for Future Workforce”
Program: Occupational Education Studies, Ph.D.
Advisor: Mary Jo Self

Ruth Wilcox
Presentation: “Undergraduate Psychology Students’ Experience with Creative Drama Activities”
Program: Educational Psychology, Ph.D.
Advisor: Lucy Bailey