CC&E Students in Three Minute Thesis Finals


The LSU Graduate School has just informed us that two of our graduate students, Kendall Valentine Cole and Anika Aarons, have been selected as finalists for the 2016 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Finals Competition.

Thirty-eight graduate students from across LSU took part in the 3MT preliminary competition on Nov. 2, and Kendall and Anika were both selected as top 10 finalists who will compete in the 3MT Finals Competition on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. in the Digital Media Arts and Engineering Auditorium (340 East Parker Blvd.). Congratulations to Kendall and Anika for exceptional representation of the College of the Coast and Environment with their impressive research.

We encourage all College of the Coast and Environment students, faculty and staff to come out and support Kendall and Anika and to hear the outstanding research being conducted by LSU graduate students explained in an accessible and engaging way.

Interested in learning more? Contact



The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an international research communication competition. The exercise challenges Masters and Ph.D. students to present a compelling oration on their thesis topic and its significance in just three minutes. 3MT® develops academic, presentation and research communication skills and supports the development of research students’ capacity to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.



1st Place $1,000
2nd Place $750
People’s Choice $500

The LSU Graduate School will also fund the first-place winner’s trip to the Southern regional competition in March 2017.