PhD student Sarah Vitale came in 1st place in the Three Minute Thesis contest sponsored by the graduate school on Tuesday, September 29th. The competition involves PhD students standing on stage and explaining their dissertation work in just three minutes. There was a lot of competition, but Sarah was able to come out on top and will go on to compete internationally among students from the U-21 member universities. She won a $1000 travel award, a free lunch for her lab group and a trophy. Congratulations Sarah!