Madelyn Sharp, a graduate student pursuing a master's degree at Appalachian State University, advanced to the final round in the regional 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Compeition held at the 2017 Conference of Southern Graduate Schools. 45 master's and doctoral students from universities throughout the southeast competed in the 4th Annual Regional 3MT competition this year. Of those, only eight made it to the final round to compete for the top award of $1000.Madelyn was the first place winner of Applachian's 3MT competition held in October 2016.
Madelyn's presentation, titled Mild Cognitive Impairment: Intervention Strategies With Global Implications, focused on her research with her mentor, Dr. Kim McCullough, on strategies to stave off the effects of dementia.
Madelyn will also represent Appalachian at Graduate Education Day held in Raleigh every May to promote the impact of graduate education and research on North Carolina.