CJC Doctoral Student Wins Three-Minute Thesis People’s Choice Award at Regional Competition
Aantaki Raisa, a University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral student, received the People’s Choice Award in the Three-Minute Thesis competition for her work on colorectal cancer screening among immigrant populations. The competition was held at the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools on Feb. 17-19, 2022.
In November 2021, Raisa won first place and the People’s Choice Award in the UF Graduate School Three Minute Thesis Competition. She was one of ten finalists and the only CJC competitor.
Developed by the University of Queensland in Australia and held by the UF Graduate School, the research communication competition challenges graduate students to make a compelling presentation on their thesis topic and its significance in just three minutes. The competition helps students develop academic, presentation and research communication skills and the capacity to explain their research to a non-academic audience.
Raisa’s research interest focuses on developing, implementing and evaluating tailored eHealth technological interventions to reduce cancer disparities among immigrant populations in the United States by increasing intentions to screen for cancer regularly.
Raisa was the first student to win multiple honors in the same year at the UF competition since the competition began. In addition to the awards, she received $850 in prize money.