UIC Bioengineering graduate student places at Three Minute Thesis competition

Winners of the 2019 3MT competition

Richard and Loan Hill Department of Bioengineering graduate student Trinh Lam recently took third place at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s third annual Three Minute Thesis competition.

The 3MT competition, which was developed by The University of Queensland in Australia, helps students effectively explain their research in three minutes. The short explanations also help the students discuss their work in a way non-specialists can understand. The competition was open to students enrolled in either a master’s or PhD program with an original research project.

Lam, who is a PhD student in Professor David Eddington’s lab, took third place in this year’s competition with her presentation titled “Femtoliter Droplet Confinement of Streptococcus pneumoniae: Bacterial Genetic Transformation in Droplet.”