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Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences doctoral student Nancy Quick was awarded the people’s choice winner at the second annual Three Minute Thesis Competition hosted by The Graduate School on November 1st.

Nancy Quick, a doctoral student in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, won the people’s choice award at UNC-Chapel Hill’s second annual Three Minute Thesis Competition on November 1, 2016.

Quick joined a group ten graduate students selected from a wide variety of academic disciplines to deliver a timed three-minute research presentation at the event, which is sponsored by The Graduate School.

For her presentation, which focused on a multi-linguistic analysis of spelling errors, Quick received a prize including a plaque and $400.

Quick is one of three UNC-CH doctoral students awarded at the competition. The first-place winner is Patrick Lang, a doctoral student in cell biology and physiology. He will advance to the regional competition held in Annapolis, Maryland in March 2017. Shannon Blakey, a doctoral student in psychology and neuroscience, won second place for her presentation of her topic, “The harm of just in case: the paradoxical effect of safety aids on anxiety.”

The University’s 3MT is an international phenomenon: The University of Queensland developed the event in 2008, and it is now held in more than 350 universities in 18-plus countries around the world.

-Written by Brianna Cooper, communications intern