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How to Present Research Like a Pro: Advice from 2019 Three Minute Thesis Winners

By Lana Whitehead on November 7, 2019 in Graduate Student Stories, Graduate School Information & Events

On October 25, 2019, the Division of Graduate Studies at Kent State University hosted its fifth annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Finals. This rigorous competition, held at universities and institutions worldwide, offers graduate students the opportunity to synthesize and present their research...

How I Juggled a Family and a Graduate Program — From A Mom Who Did It

By Melody Tankersley on July 3, 2019 in Graduate Student Stories, Graduate School Resources

As part of our effort to understand and support the needs of mothers who chose to return to graduate school for a specialized degree, we talked with Kent State’s very own, Lana Whitehead, Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies and Director of Graduate Admissions.

Lana, a mother of 6 children,...

She Not Only Survived Dissertation Boot Camp, She Came Back for More

By Lana Whitehead on May 23, 2018 in Graduate Student Stories, Graduate School Resources

Completing a dissertation is the ultimate academic accomplishment, but setting aside dedicated time to focus solely on writing it can be difficult.

That’s why Kent State’s Division of Graduate Studies created Dissertation Boot Camp, a program that

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®): Two Kent State Students Who Beat the Clock and Won

By Lana Whitehead on May 9, 2018 in Graduate Student Stories, Graduate School Resources

It sounds like something out of a college class anxiety dream: you have three minutes and one PowerPoint slide to explain your research project to an audience who knows little to nothing about your specialty or your subject. Okay, ready…GO!