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STRIDE Trainee, Bhavya Ghai, Takes 3rd Place at 3-Minute Thesis!

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Bhavya Ghai, a PhD student from Computer Science, studying in the lab of Professor Klaus Mueller participated in the 3MT competition today. Bhavya's talk, entitled, "Let's Make Technology Fair Again!" explored the dangers of technology in regards to various biases. After presenting alongside 18 other competitors, he was one of eight students invited back for a second round. 

Three Minute Thesis, or 3MT, is an international competition, where doctoral candidates across many disciplines present their dissertation research findings to a general audience in just three minutes with only one slide. The goal of the competition is to have graduate students engage all their communication skills to make their research understandable by others not familiar with their areas of expertise. Student competitors receive special coaching from the nationally-renowned Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. As a current STRIDE trainee, Bhavya has had several opportunities to communicate his science and has received extra training on doing so effectively. 

Bhavya's third place victory earned him a ribbon and a check for $300--being part of STRIDE has paid off--literally! Congratulations, Bhavya! 

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