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Shannon Blakey, a graduate student in Clinical Psychology, was awarded second place at the Three Minute Thesis Competition at UNC Chapel Hill on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Watch her thesis online!

The Three Minute Thesis is an academic competition that assists current graduate students with fostering effective presentation and communication skills. Participants have just three minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their research project to a non-specialist audience. The first place winner will receive $1,000 and travel expenses to represent UNC-Chapel Hill at the March 2017 regional competition. The second place winner will receive $600. A people’s choice winner, selected by members of the audience, will receive $400.

The 2016 first place winner was Patrick Lang, a doctoral student in Cell Biology and Physiology, the second place winner was Shannon Blakey with her project, “The Harm of Just-in-Case: The Paradoxical Effect of Safety Aids on Anxiety,” and the people’s choice award went to Nancy Quick, a doctoral student in Speech and Hearing Sciences.

Congratulations to Shannon!

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