SOE Students Earn Honors at UNCG 3MT Competition

Posted on November 07, 2022

Somer Matthews with her 3MT award

A pair of School of Education students took home honors in UNC Greensboro’s recent Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Claiming first place was Somer Matthews, a doctoral student in the Department of Specialized Education Services (SES), while Jasmine Garland McKinney, a doctoral student in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development (CED) earned the People’s Choice honor.

The 3MT is a contest in which participants have just three minutes and one static PowerPoint slide to present their master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation to a panel of non-specialist judges. They are assessed on comprehension and content as well as engagement and communication.

Matthews showcased her work on Sexuality and Sexual Education for People with Disabilities. McKinney’s presentation was on Pregnancy and Childbirth as “Uphill Battles” for Black Women: The Initial Validation of the Prepartum Form for Evaluating Race Related Psychological Stressors (PP-FERRPS).

The pair were two of 11 finalists in this year’s competition that also featured Kayla Baker of the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations (ELC).