Engineering college Three Minute Thesis competition
- Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm
- Norm Asbjornson Hall, Inspiration Hall - view map
MSU engineering graduate students will give the public a chance to hear their 80,000-word thesis projects presented in only 180 seconds each.
MSU's Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering will host the sixth annual Three Minute Thesis event on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Inspiration Hall in Norm Asbjornson Hall. A reception will follow the presentations.
The seven finalists chosen for the Three Minute Thesis competition at MSU come from disciplines across the engineering college. They will explain, very concisely, how their research affects the average person. Contestants condense their research into a brief, engaging presentation for a non-specialist audience, using only a single presentation slide as a visual aid.
This year's finalists are:
- Sobia Anjum, "Back to the Future: Ancient Processes, New Adhesives."
- Ariel Lusty, "Surface Preparation for Quality and Durability of Wind Turbine Blade Repairs."
- Farshina Nazrul Shimim, "Resilient Distribution System Architecture and Power Management."
- Patrick Fischer, "The Impacts of Complex Multitasking Scenarios on Neuromuscular Control."
- Jubaer Ahmed, "How Does Emotional Intelligence Predict Risky Driving Behavior?"
- Hannah Koepnick, "Improving Bacterial Selenium Removal Using Nitrate-dependent Iron Oxidation."
- Sam Verplanck, "Leveraging Seismic Technology to Better Understand Avalanche Initiation."
Three Minute Thesis is a research communication competition developed by the University of Queensland in Australia. For more information, visit threeminutethesis.org
- Humberto Sanchez