Master's in Four Competition

Master's in Four is a research communication competition that aims to help master's students develop academic, presentation, and research communication skills. Moreover, it supports the development of students' capacities to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.

Currently enrolled 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.

Congratulate the 2023 Master's in Four Finalists!

The Master's in Four Finalists shown below are eligible for one of three awards: 1st Place ($1,000), 2nd Place ($750), 3rd Place ($500) and People’s Choice ($250) selected by the audience. Come out and support them as they present on their exciting research topics below.

Joseph Masotti

"Navigating the Moral Maze: Acting Ethically When We Don't Know"

Tara Lesick

"Not at Face Value: The Impact of Race on Emotion Categorization"

Xinyi Yang

Sport Management
"Investigating distant fans perceptions of sports rivalry"

Madison McCraney

Public Health
"Primary Care Accessibility in Florida"

Chansong Woo

Studio Art
"Approach as a post-generation visual artist"

Yeeun Jeong

Sport Management
"Is Sport Participation Good or Bad?"

Dennis Ssekimpi

Civil & Environmental Engineering
"Isolation and Characterization of Bacteria for 1,4-dioxane Biodegradation"

Amy Socha

"A Geoarchaeological Analysis of the Site Formation Processes at Brown Hole and WR-1"

TaNica Holmes

Art Education
"Daddies Cry too: A cumulative collage process to explore fathers’ lived experiences of paternal postpartum depression: phenomenological arts-informed study"

Bryttanie Underwood

Special Education
"The Effects of Self-Monitoring on the Reading Comprehension of a Third Grader Exhibiting Challenging Behavior"

Spring 2022 Master's in Four

Vincenzo Olivett (Social Psychology) took home the first prize in this year Master's in Four competition
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Spring 2021 Master's in Four

Judges selected Guanxiong Qi (Religion) as this year’s first-place winner.
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Spring 2020 Master's in Four

Judges selected Jay Pension (Theater) as this year’s first-place winner.
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Spring 2019 Master's in Four

Master’s student Jason Cassel took home the top prize during the inaugural Master’s In Four competition
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View the past Master's in Four competition galleries