William Armentrout won the Office of Graduate Education and Life’s annual Three-Minute Thesis Competition, in which 12 doctoral students from across the University competed. Will's talk was titled “A User’s Guide to Mapping Our Galaxy Far, Far Away.” He is advised by Loren Anderson. As part of Will's dissertation, he has conducted numerous surveys of Milky Way HII regions, the ionized nebulae surrounding massive stars. During the course of these surveys, he discovered a population of extremely distant star formation regions at the edge of the Galaxy. Will has led numerous followup observations to characterize this distant population with telescopes around the world, including the Gemini Observatory in Hawaii, the Large Magellanic Telescope in Mexico, the Very Large Array in New Mexico, and the Green Bank Telescope here in West Virginia. He will defend his thesis this summer before beginning a postdoctoral position at the Green Bank Observatory.