Congratulations to the Masters and Doctoral winners of this year’s 3 Minute Thesis Competition! Eight graduate students competed last week and for prizes in the Master’s and Doctoral divisions. A panel of five judges included a lineup of prestigious faculty members and the president of the Graduate and Professional Student Council. All participants were judged on their ability to communicate their research in an engaging and comprehendible manner to a lay audience. People’s Choice winners were selected by the audience.
Doctoral division winner, Brittany Bounds, will represent Texas A&M University in the 3MT regional competition at the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools in New Orleans, Louisiana, in March 2015. Ms. Bounds is from the Department of History and presented her study of written responses to The White House during the liberation movements of the 1960s titled “The Write Response”.
Doctoral Division Winners
Advisor: Dr. Terry Anderson
3MT Title: The Write Response
Department: Biochemistry and Biophysics
Advisor: Dr. John Mullet
3MT Title: Increasing Grain Yield of Sorghum Bicolor
Advisor: Dr. Hong-Cai Zhou
3MT Title: Rational Design of Porous Materials for Clean-Energy Applications
Masters Division Winners
Department: Soil and Crop Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Paul Schwab
3MT Title: Who Does it Better?
Runner-up & People’s Choice
Department: Horticultural Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Charlie Hall
3MT Title: Green Industry: A necessity in life and not a luxury