P3 Competition

The P3 Competition was a writing competition for graduate students, providing an opportunity to get some realistic hands-on experience in the world of an academic leader! Through a QEP grant awarded to Dr. Thompson, cash prizes were offered for the three best entries in each of three categories: Presenting, Procuring, and Publishing.


The contest was a simulation of these events — entrants did not have to actually present at a conference, procure a grant, or publish an article in a scholarly journal. Submissions were sent to Dr. Thompson, who turned 'blind' copies over to a review committee of published scholars for review.

After all the hard work and a month of anxious waiting, the big day arrived for the presentation of the awards! Dr. Podemski, Associate Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies, presented certificates and cash prizes to the winners at the October Doctoral Research and Rigor (R&R) Seminar at the CORAL Center.

The R&R Seminars are conducted monthly throughout the regular school year and are free to all UWF doctoral students and alumni. Prizes were awarded in two of the three categories: Publishing and Procuring. There were no entries in the Presentation category.

Presenters and Award Winners
Pictured from left to right: Dr. Thompson, Dr. Marie Diamond, Wayne Aaburg, Dr. Linda Lemley, Dr. Podemski, and Linda Kelley Not pictured: Jo MacDonald and Sherry de Cuba

The P3 Competition — Presenters and Award Winners

Podemski Discusses
Dr. Podemski discusses what it means to be a researcher and shares his own publishing experiences.

The Competition

Good Turnout
There was a good turnout for this R&R!
Podemski Urges
Dr. Podemski urges doctoral students to apply for Graduate Student Scholarly and Creative Activity Grants.
Honorable Mention
Wayne Aaburg received Honorable Mention and $25 for submission of an article for publication: Performance Improvement: Improving Organization Processes in a Military Training Environment.
Third Place
Dr. Marie Diamond received Third Place and $50 for submission of an article for publication: Older Adults, the Internet, and Health-Related Information.
Second Place
Linda Kelley tied for Second Place and received $100 for submission of an article for publication: Motivation in Non-Traditional Post-Secondary Students.
Jo MacDonald
Jo MacDonald (not present) tied for Second Place and received $100 for submission of an article for publication: Conceptual Framework for a Departmental Knowledge Management System.
Linda Lemley
Dr. Linda Lemley received First Place and $200 for submission of an article for publication: Influence of Motivation and Learning Strategies on Student Performance in Web-Based Instruction.
Sherry de Cuba
Sherry de Cuba (not present, pictured on right) received First Place and $200 for submission of a grant proposal: Farm worker Jobs and Education Program.
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