Congratulations to Kelly Lemmons who was the winner of the 3 Minute Thesis competition. Mr. Lemmons will advance and represent Texas A&M University at the 3 Minute Thesis competition hosted by the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools in San Antonio, TX on February 22, 2014.
Kelly Lemmon’s Department: Geography
Degree Level: PhD
Advisor: Jonathan Smith
3MT Title: Short Term Study Abroad
Research Description: this research measures the degree to which students interact with the host culture on a short-term study abroad and offers suggestions to make the experience more impactful.
The judges also selected a Runner-Up title for the competition which was given to Matthew Berg.
Matthew Berg’s Department: Ecosystem Science and Management
Degree Level: PhD
Advisor: Dr. Brad Wilcox
3MT Title: Long-term chances Of Dynamic Rangelands and Impacts On Water Resources
Research Description: using airborne and satellite photography combined with lake sediment analysis, I investigate how rangelands have changed since the beginning of the 20th century and what that means for water supplies in the future.
Rhushabh Bhandari’s Department: Computer Science & Engineering
Degree Level: Masters
Advisor: Dr. Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna
3MT Title: Biofeedback Mobile Games for Stress Management
Research Description: We have developed methods to detect heart rate and respiration rate using the mobile camera. We will integrate this with applications to reduce stress in a user such as biofeedback based mobile games.
Congratulations to the 3 Minute Thesis winners and thank you to the judges for the competition! We had a great turnout at the 3 Minute Thesis event on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Over 100 faculty, staff, and students joined us for the inaugural competition.