2016-2017 Texas A&M University 3 Minute Thesis Competition Finalists

Congratulations to the finalists selected for the 2016-2017 TAMU 3 Minute Thesis Competition! 

Texas A&M University’s 3MT finals was held at the Bethancourt Ballroom MSC on November 29th 5:30-8:30pm. This is a research communication competition that was developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), which has spread to Europe and the U. S. over the last 2 years. Graduate students have three minutes and one slide to present a compelling oration on their thesis/dissertation research and its significance.  This year we have eight finalists from various graduate programs across campus who will compete for a change to win a prize of up to $1500 and represent Texas A&M at the regional competition in Annapolis, Maryland.  Our final’s judge panel will include representatives from KBTX, the Deans Council, the Distinguished Professors, Faculty Senate, the Graduate and Professional Student Council, and the local business community. Come out and support excellence in graduate education at Texas A&M University.

Master's Competition Finalists

Michael Kalan

 

   
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Department: Mechanical Engineering
3MT Title: Preventing Exploding Lithium Ion Batteries
   

Rachael Muschalek

 
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Department: Biomedical Engineering
3MT Title: Self Expanding Foam for Brain Aneurysms

Rayhana Sohel

 

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Department: Petroleum Engineering
3MT Title: Fuel for the Future
 

Neeraj Yadav

 
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Department: Construction Science
3MT Title: Warning System for Outdoor Construction Workers using Haptic Communication

Doctoral Competition Finalists

Madeleine Durkee

 

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Department: Biomedical Engineering
3MT Title: Shining a Light on Tuberculosis
 

Ramesh Gunaratna

 
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Department: Biochemistry & Biophysics
3MT Title: Single Change on Tumor Suppressor p53: A Contributor of Ethnic Disparity in Female Breast Cancer

Michael Moore

 

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Department: Chemistry
3MT Title: Diving Into a 70-Year-Old Mystery: Iron Pools in Mitochondria

Julie Read

 
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Department: Aerospace Engineering
3MT Title: Integration of Perturbed Motion Using Modified Equinoctial Elements

Sarah Trimble

 
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Department: Geography
3MT Title: Risk of Rip Currents
 

Students who Competed in the Preliminary Competition

Master's Participants

Balasubramanian,
Priyadarshini
Chemical Engineering

Islam, Raka
Petroleum Engineering

 

Joshi, Deeksha
Architecture

 

Negahdari, Amir
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Pena, Alyssa
Architecture

 

Torkan, Arash
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Zhai, Tianbo
Mechanical Engineering

 

 

Doctoral Participants

Ahmed, Lubna
Chemical Engineering

Bajaj, Ishan
Chemical Engineering

Brink, Kirsten
Biomedical Engineering

Du, Yuxian
Health Policy & Management

 

Ejaz, Iqra
Industrial & Systems Engineering

 

Farnia, Forouzan
Educational Administration & Human Resource Development

Han, Duanduan
Chemical Engineering

Illupeju, Olusola
Civil Engineering

Iyer, Shachit
Chemical Engineering

Jain, Prerna
Chemical Engineering

Jozaghi, Taymaz
Mechanical Engineering

Khodabakhshi, Parisa
Civil Engineering

Kotu, Susmitha
Chemical Engineering

Marks, Haley
Biomedical Engineering

Peterson, Tyler
History

Rajanna, Vijay
Computer Science & Engineering

 

Rychlik, Kristal
Veterinary Integrative Biosciences

 

Sakhaei, Mohammad Hussein Rafiei
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Shang, Daiqiang
Economics

Shannonhouse, John
Psychology

Sipala, Maria Reimi
Geology & Geophysics

Teymouri, Mehdi
Civil Engineering

 

Williams, Diarra
Veterinary Physiology & Pharmacology