Biomedical Engineering graduate student, Martin Jensen, has been chosen as the 2019 University of Utah “Three Minute Thesis (3MT)” showcase winner.

The 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) program is designed to help students develop the communication skills necessary to make a compelling oral presentation on the value and impact of their research to a non-specialist audience. As a research communication competition, the goal of 3MT is for students to articulate the significance of their research without using jargon, field-specific terminology, and other language unfamiliar to those outside their fields of study.  In 2008, the University of Queensland in Australia held the first official 3MT competition. There were 160 competitors in that first year, but today, with the international adoption of the 3MT program there are over 17 countries participating worldwide.  Read more about the 3MT program here.

Jensen received his BS in Chemistry from the University of Utah and is currently pursuing his Ph.D.  He is a member of Dr. Hamid Ghandehari’s lab and is researching silk-elastinlike protein polymers for embolization and chemoembolization.

Jensen will be representing the University of Utah at the Regional Grand Slam Competition.