3 Minute Grad Project (virtual) program

Wednesday | March 10, 2021 | 6:00 pm

The event will be live-streamed via the link above.

If you have trouble accessing the event please contact Graduate Studies via email.


Meredith Thomsen, Dean, Graduate and Extended Learning

Competition overview

Master of Ceremonies
Terry Wirkus, Distance Learning Technology Coordinator

Order of presentations

  • LAURA PETERMAN, Applied Statistics
    • Using Bayesian Statistics to Analyze Environmental Toxicology Data from Native Freshwater Mussels
  • JACOB DORSHORST, Physical Therapy
    • Is Vibration a Window to Aid Knee Cartilage Health?
  • SHAYLA MICHEL, Biology
    • Pesticides in the Water: Are Fish in Danger?
  • REBECCA EDEL, Therapeutic Recreation
    • Mindfully Strong
  • NATHAN DIEDRICK, Software Engineering
    • Topic Modeling for Non-technical Users
  • CARLY WILSON, Clinical Exercise Physiology
    • The Effects of Wearing Surgical and N95 Protective Face Masks on Exercise Capacity During the Rockport 1-Mile Walk Test
  • ABIGAIL MULTERER, Microbiology
    • Epidemiological Analysis of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Cases in La Crosse County, WI from 2007 to 2020
  • NIC DEKEYSER, School Psychology
    • Predicting Teacher Self-Efficacy in Bullying Intervention
  • MAI CHAO DUDDECK, Student Affairs Administration & Leadership
    • Redefining Hmong American Woman Identity in Higher Education: A Scholarly Personal Narrative
  • NICOLE BEDNARZ, Physical Therapy
    • The Influence of Step-Down Technique on Lower Extremity Mechanics During Curb Descent
  • ROBBY CARSON, Adapted Physical Education Teaching
    • Recreation Accessibility on College Campuses Across the United States

Graduate Studies slideshow

A slideshow will be streamed on the event link during the judge panel deliberation. Learn more about the great work happening in graduate programs across our campus.

During this period, audience members are also encouraged to submit their vote for the People's Choice award. A link to the People's Choice Ballot will be made available on the media stream following the competition. *Voting will open for 15 min following the competition. Votes received outside of this time period will not be counted. There is a one-vote limit per email address.

Awards presentation

Meredith Thomsen will present the three judge's awards and the People's Choice award at approximately 7:20 pm. 

Winner  |  $500
1st Runner Up  |  $300
2nd Runner Up  |  $200
People's Choice | $300

Special thanks to our judges!

  • GRETCHEN BENJAMIN  |  Large River Specialist  |  The Nature Conservancy
  • JANIE MORGAN  |  Executive Director, Alumni Association  |  University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
  • SHAUNDEL SPIVEY  |  Director, Upward Bound  |  University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
  • ERIK ST. LOUIS  |  Associate Professor of Neurology & Co-Director of the Center for Sleep Medicine  |  Mayo Clinic, Rochester
  • NEAL ZYGARLICKE  |  Chief Executive Officer  |  La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce