3 minute challenge winners become 2019-20 research fellows

Fifteen participants in the Vice President for Research 3 Minute Challenge were selected to become the next VPR Graduate Student Fellows. Each winner receives $4,000 in scholarship and travel support. Fellows will also participate in professional development workshops, mentorship, leadership and engagement opportunities over the 2019-20 academic year.

On Feb. 11, 39 graduate students vied for fellowships as they explained their research in three minutes for a panel of judges.

As students quickly summarized their research, judges scored in the content and comprehension of the presentations, as well as students’ effective engagement and communication skills.

2019-20 VPR Fellows: