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College of Education Three-Minute Thesis Competition Results

Friday, March 20, 2015


3 Minute Thesis Slides

Jayson Floyd won first place in the recent College of Education preliminary contest to the Oklahoma State University Third Annual 3MT® Competition. He will compete in the finals on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 3:30 pm in the Student Union Little Theater.

Floyd, a Ph.D. student in occupational education, gave a three-minute presentation on his dissertation study concerning individuals who are transitioning from industry to the classroom within the Oklahoma CareerTech system.

The preliminary win earned Floyd a $200 cash prize and the opportunity to represent the College of Education at the next level.         

Gretchen Cole-Lade, Ph.D. student in professional education studies, won the People’s Choice award and second place. The finish gained her a total of $350 cash.         

Cole-Lade’s dissertation research outlines key elements to interactions between adults (both educators and parents) who support a child with limited communication abilities which impact how successful the child is in being able to communicate across settings and people.

Anthony Smith, Ph.D. student in occupational education, placed third in the competition. Smith’s research examines enhanced online course design and its impact on perceived level of community of inquiry.           

The 3MT® competition is designed to foster skills development for effective and concise communication of graduate students to an educated, but non-specialist audience. To learn more about the 3MT® competition, visit: .