Master's in Four Competition

Spring 2022 Master's in Four Competition Finalists

Vincenzo Olivett

Vincenzo Olivett

Social Psychology
"Consequences of Perceiving the Police as Threatening"
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Catherine Broshek

Catherine Broshek

Clinical Psychology
"Is Capability for Suicide a Necessary Cause of Suicidal Behavior? "
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Anxhelo Agastra

Anxhelo Agastra

Meteorology
"Forecasting Prescribed Fires Using Weather Forecasts, Satellite Data, and Machine Learning"
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Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith

Interior Design
"How to Design for People In Space: Factors Influencing Astronauts’ Psychological Well-being during Long-term Space Travel"
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Jhamieka Greenwood

Jhamieka Greenwood

Computational Science
"Computer Graphics: A Gateway to Predicting Fire Spread"
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Competition Details

Master's students who have earned 18 hours of graduate coursework toward the degree may compete in the Master's in Four Competition during which they have four minutes, and four slides, for them to explain their research to a diverse audience. 

 Monetary prizes: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners are selected by judges while the "People's Choice" winner is selected by the audience's vote. 


Competition Rules

  • Eligibility: Master's students with at least 18 hours of graduate coursework earned toward the degree.
  • Four minute time limit to present on topic
  • A maximum of four slides that have no animation, embedded video, audio, or movement of any kind.
  • A solo, non-technical oral description of the student's research or creative endeavors.
  • No props, notes or costumes are allowed.

Judging Criteria

  • A maximum of 16 points may be earned. 
  • The following will be rated by the judges:
    • Opening/hook captures the audience's attention
    • Strength of the introduction
    • Organized, evidence-based body
    • Presentation of topic is appropriate for a non-expert audience
    • Presenter demonstrates a strong personal interest
    • Conclusion summarizes the main points
    • Delivery is well-prepared and presented with confidence
    • Slides enhance the presentation

Spring 2021 Master's in Four Competition Winners

Finalist Videos

Emergent Literacy Training for Parents of Children with Hearing Loss - Briana Acevedo

How Does Inhibition Play a Role in Math - Qiushan Liu

Interior Design in State Behavioral Health Facilities: How Interior Design Can Impact Patient Wellbeing - Corrie Ostrander

Using Personality to Inform Desk and Desk Accessory Design - Olivia Perron  

How Multilingual Students Convey Their Concerns in Writing Center Encounters - Alexandra Pippin

How Buddhist Monastery Became Tourist Destination in the 17th Century China - Guanxiong Qi

Time to Listen to Coaches Talk About Perfectionism - Jonathan Stern


Spring 2020 Master's in Four Competition Winners

  • 1st Place- Jay Pension, Theatre 
  • 2nd Place- Stephanie Gipson, Sports Nutrition 
  • 2nd Place-  Keri Miller, Creative Writing 
  • 3rd Place- Lauren Harris, Clinical Psychology 
  • 3rd Place- James Ippolito, Nutrition and Food Exercise Science 
  • People's Choice: Hyosoon Yim, Sport Management 
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Videos

Click on the link below to watch and/or download the Master's in Four competition videos. 

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Photo Gallery

Click on the link below to view photos from the Spring 2020 Master's in Four Competition. 

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Spring 2019 Master's in Four Competition Winners

  • 1st Place- Jason Cassel, Music, Piano Technology (Link to Video)
  • 2nd Place- James Hernandez, Education, Educational Psychology and Learning Systems (Link to Video)
  • 2nd Place- Steven Pope, Arts and Sciences, History (Link to Video)
  • 3rd Place- Stacey Hanson, Arts and Sciences, Modern Languages and Linguistics (Link to Video)
  • People's Choice: Karl Wissemann, Arts and Sciences, Psychology (Link to Video)
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Videos

Click on the link below to watch and/or download the Master's in Four competition videos. 

Watch Min4 Videos 

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Photo Gallery

Click on the link below to view photos from the Spring 2019 Master's in Four Competition. 

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