3MT People's Choice Award and Voting

The 2021 Spring 3MT Competition features 18 outstanding graduate student finalists from programs across Radford University and Radford University Carilion! 

Each finalist has prepared a three-minute presentation, suitable for a general audience, about some aspect of their graduate studies. Presentations can be viewed below.

Vote for the People's Choice Award Winner 

All Radford University students, faculty, and staff are invited to vote for their favorite 3MT presentation between March 23 and March 30. (Please note that ballotting will close at 12 p.m. EDT.)

The finalist with the most votes will win the 3MT People's Choice Award ($300). All 3MT award winners will be announced during the live, online ceremony, which will be held via Zoom Webinar at 7 p.m. EDT on March 31. Use this link to attend the ceremony.


Courtney Busick

Do Debt Collectors Pay a Price?
Psychology, MA/MS

Gina Kihnley

Therapeutic Alliance Effects on Patient Outcomes
Physical Therapy, DPT

Alana Rosa

How to Enhance Your Happiness
Psychology, MA/MS

Emily DiSalvo

Could Exercise Be Considered Medicine: A Not-So-Tough Pill to Swallow
Physical Therapy, DPT

Leslie King

Art By the Numbers
Studio Art, MFA

Chad Runyon

Embracing Our Author Voice: Internal Third-Person as a Therapeutic Intervention
Counseling and Human Development, MS

Kara Doughtie

Wherever You Go, Make More Categories
Psychology, MA/MS

Kallie Nielsen

Improving Mobile Apps for Disabled Access in the U.S.
Design Thinking, MFA

Malcolm Smith

All That Was Native Was Just Fine: Rebuilding Whitetop Mountain After Whisnant
Appalachian Studies Certificate

Hayley Grossman

When We're All Wrong About Our Peers' Beliefs: Pluralistic Ignorance Within Attitudes Towards Transgender People
Psychology, MA/MS

Madison Noel

Painfully Unaware
Physical Therapy, DPT

Natasha Tenreiro

Assessing Organization Culture and Employee Engagement
Psychology, MA/MS

Noemi James

Three-Month Smoking Cessation Challenge in a Rural Free Clinic
Nursing, DNP

Amanda Pentiah

Utilizing the Health Belief Model as a Framework to Examine How Demographics Modify Sexual Risk Accuracy
Counseling Psychology, PsyD

Caitlyn Thelen

Minimizing the Imposter Phenomenon in STEM Women through Encouragement
Counseling Psychology, PsyD

Christina Keller

Airway, Breathing, Circulation, and Simulation
Nursing, DNP

Quentin Pitts

Cost of Obstructive Sleep Apnea as a Comorbidity for Congestive Heart Failure
Physical Therapy, DPT

Joanna Williamson

Social Isolation and Depression in Older Adults
Social Work, MSW