Graduate student Joseph Meany placed third in the UA Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. His presentation was entitled, “Molecular Circuitry: The Little Things that Matter.” Joseph’s PhD advisor is Dr. Stephen Woski. The 3MT competition is a national event in which PhD students attempt to distill the essence of their dissertation into a 3 minute presentation designed to engage a non-specialist audience. The competition began with department-level competitions followed by a semifinal competition at the University level. Joseph was one of fifteen finalists. Also competing in the semifinals was Pandora White with a presentation entitled, “Chromium (III): Potential Colorectal Cancer Treatment?” Pandora’s research is directed by Prof. John Vincent.