Research Events

Three Minute to Win It Digital Research Talk Competition Videos and Voting


As part of our celebration of National Undergraduate Research Week, CURAS is proud to present "Three Minute to Win It: A Digital Research Talk Competition". Creighton students were asked to submit three minute videos that creatively describe their research projects.

Please take a moment to view the research videos, which we have linked below, and vote for your top three favorite videos by Friday, April 24th, at 4:00 pm CST. All Creighton students who vote in this competition will be entered into a raffle for a $100 Visa Gift Card. Participants are likewise competing for Gift Card prizes. Winners will be announced on Friday, April 24th.

To vote, please click here. Voting requires a Creighton NetID, although the videos are accessible to anyone who wishes to view them.

Congratulations to all of the following participants. Click on their name and title to view their video on YouTube:

  1. Eli Blaney, Bioinformatics, "Predictions of COVID-19 Spread using SEIR"
  2. Jakob DeVos, Genetics, "Escape from Adaptive Conflict Using Human α-amylase Genes"
  3. Diego Gomez, Genetics and dysmorphology, "Differentiating Molecular Etiologies of Angelman Syndrome Through Facial Phenotyping Using Deep Learning
  4. Emily Harders, Biology, "Can male crickets infected with long-lived parasites obtain fitness?"
  5. Jack Keller, Healthcare Economics, "A Better Way to Discuss Rationing in Healthcare"
  6. Reghan Kort, Communication Studies/Rhetoric, "When Conspiracy Theorists Align with the Existing Laws: The Public and Counterpublic Rhetoric of Gun Control after Sandy Hook"
  7. David Law, Bat Genetics and Evolution, "The Molecular and Evolutionary Factors of Bats as Reservoirs of Viral Zoonotic Pathogens"
  8. Sarah Madvig, Political Science, Health Policy, "Support for the Affordable Care Act"
  9. Max Markuson DiPrince, Physics, "Implementing Glucose-Derived Carbon Nanodots into Nanocrystalline Injection Solar Cells to Improve Efficiency"
  10. Matthew Matternas, Comparative Democratization, "Examining Support for Authoritarian Alternatives"
  11. Nathan Miller, Public Economics, "My Inelastic Demand for Elasticity Considerations: Why substitutes matter for behavioral modification taxes"
  12. Peyton Miller, Economics, "The Economic Impact of Sports Gambling Legalization"
  13. Matthew Morehouse, Yeast microbiology, "The Spindle Pole Body of Yeast"
  14. Eric Nguyen, Pathology, "Trematodes in Echistoma revolutum"
  15. Shambhabi Paudyal, International Relations/Gender/Development, "Prevalence of Child Marriage: Variation in National Marriage Laws"
  16. David Petesich, Political Science, "The Variation in State Funding for Higher Education"
  17. Truman Pippert, Economics, "Labor Substitution in Dentistry"
  18. Noah Powell, Public Health, "The Truth on Testing: COVID 19"
  19. Bridget Roskuzska, Environmental Activism Rhetoric, "Modern environmental jeremiad: A rhetorical approach to Greta Thunberg's youth activism"
  20. Lauren Stahl, American Politics and Behavior, "A Spatial Model of Presidential Strategy in Selecting Supreme Court Nominees from 1937-2016"
  21. George Varghese, Physics, "Lasers, Cancer, and Electron Carriers in Three Minutes"

Digital Fulbright Information Session

In this session, Creighton students will hear directly from an alumna of the U.S. Fulbright program, Ashley McGuigan, who conducted botanical research in Fiji as a Fulbright scholar. The Fulbright program offers opportunity students from all disciplines opportunities to research, teach, or study abroad after undergrad.

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020

Time: 2:00-3:30 pm

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 971 0315 1770

Password: 027661


For more information, please see this event flyer.

Three Minute to Win It Digital Research Competition

CURASís 3 Minute to Win It Research Talk Competition is going digital!

We are looking for participants to submit 3-minute videos describing their research, which will be posted on the CURAS social media pages throughout National Undergraduate Research Week (April 20th-24th). Students are encouraged to get creative with their videos! You can use whatever technology, presentation style, and visual aids you wish in order to describe your research within three quick minutes.

Viewers will be able to vote for their favorite videos all week, and the winner of the competition will receive a $300 Gift Card. Second place will take home a $100 gift card, and third place will receive a $50 gift card. (stay tuned for the final prize details). Plus, all Creighton students who vote in the competition will be entered into a raffle for a $100 gift card at the end of the week on April 24th.

We are accepting registrations through April 15th at this link: