Dean's Announcements

  • Grad Student Islam Mosla-international 3MT winner!


    Dear Graduate Students, 

    As many of you know, for the last several years The Graduate School has sponsored a 3-minute thesis competition, in which advanced doctoral students are challenged to summarize their dissertation research for a non-specialist audience in three minutes. The winner of our local competition is then entered in an international competition comprised of winners at many of the schools in Universitas 21. If I counted correctly, there were entries from 20 universities in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, South Africa, Singapore, and China this year. The judges award a first prize and a highly commended prize. In addition, a Peoples Choice award is given to the presentation receiving the highest number of votes from those who visited the Universitas 21 3-MT site. This year more than 3400 votes were cast, and Islam Mosa (a PhD student in Chemistry) was chosen for the Peoples Choice award.

     If you’d like to see Islam’s presentation, here’s a link to the YouTube video: . I think you’ll be amazed at how compelling and understanding Islam can make “Miniaturized power sources for implantable bioelectronics: ultrathin power sources for cardiac pacemakers.” You’ll find more information about the competition and about the other winners in the attached press release.

    I invite you to compete next year in the UConn 3MT event. The Graduate School offers a series of information sessions and instructional workshops to help you prepare. Keep your eyes open during the Spring term for more announcements of upcoming events. 


    Kent Holsinger


    Kent E. Holsinger

    Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor

    Vice Provost for Graduate Education

       and Dean of The Graduate School

    University of Connecticut




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