Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Graduate students in the College of Engineering competed to see who could most effectively summarize their complex research pursuits in a three-minute soundbite that a non-technical audience could understand.  

This annual competition, called 3MT, or Three Minute Thesis, highlights the important research occurring across the college and the mentors who help guide the students. It also encourages students to advance their ability to communicate their important work, which can be valuable in professional settings. 

The 3MT Champion's trophy was claimed by the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering department, where the trophy will reside until next year's competition in Fall 2024.

The 2023 winners included:

1st Place: Chris Vidmar, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, for "Using Empty Ghost Bacteria as a Vehicle for Targeted Drug Delivery"

2nd Place: David Ramotowski, Civil and Environmental Engineering, for "Mitigating Airborne PCBs"

People's Choice (tie): Rezwan Mohammad Sayeed, Electrical and Computer Engineering, for "Nitrous Oxide (N20): Not a Laughing Matter"; and Chris Vidmar, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, for "Using Empty Ghost Bacteria as a Vehicle for Targeted Drug Delivery"

Good luck to the CoE graduate students who will be competing in this year’s university-wide 3MT competition!