Graduate Students Compete for Three Minute Thesis Crown Today
Edidiong Udofia, this year's runner-up and last year's finalist for the College of Engineering, gives his Three Minute Thesis presentation.
Graduate students will battle to win the University of Arkansas Three Minute Thesis competition in today's university-wide final.
The contest is at 2:30 p.m. today, Nov. 19, in Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences building room 107E.
The students booked their spot in the final by winning contests in their academic colleges last week. In addition to earning a place in the final, the first-place finishers won $300. The runners up took home $100.
The winner of today's contest will earn $750 and a trip to a regional Three Minute Thesis event. All members of the campus community are invited to today's final. Attendees can vote for their favorite presentation. The People's Choice winner will earn $500.
Preliminary heat winners are:
- Rinalda Proko, doctoral student in cell and molecular biology, Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs; her adviser is Martin Egan
- Woodrow Gilbertson, doctoral student in physics, J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences; his adviser is Bret Lehmer
- Elise Swanson, doctoral student in education policy, College of Education and Health Professions, her adviser is Gema Zamarro
- America Sotero, master's student in biological engineering, College of Engineering; her adviser is Yanbin Li
- Aubree Hawley, doctoral student in food science, Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences; her adviser is Jamie Baum
- Jacqueline Tilton, doctoral student in management, Sam M. Walton College of Business; her adviser is Jennifer Kish-Gephart
- Melissa Chanderban, doctoral student in cell and molecular biology, Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs; her adviser is Dan Lessner
- Mahsa Lotfi-Marchoubeh, doctoral student in chemistry, J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences; her adviser is Ingrid Fritsch
- Hawraa Alzouwain, doctoral student in curriculum and instruction, College of Education and Health Professions; her adviser is Felicia Lincoln
- Edidiong Udofia, doctoral student in mechancial engineering, College of Engineering; his adviser is Wenchao Zhou
- Tracy Hawk, master's student in plant pathology, Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences; her adviser is Travis Faske
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Imann Mosleh, doctoral student chemical engineering, helped develop a method to synthesize inorganic nanoparticles using inhomogenous, or impure, biomaterials.
Merlin Kamgue, a doctoral student in the Educational Statistics and Research Methods program, has been accepted into the Southern Regional Education Board-State Doctoral Scholars Program.
Grant Wilson, a graduate student in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, successfully defended his thesis.
Mark Knight wasn't even considering entering a white-fleshed peach in the Chilton County Peach Festival contest in Alabama this year. His daughters talked him into it. On the morning of the contest, Knight had harvested some White County peaches, a variety developed by professors in the University of Arkansas Bumpers College and researchers in the U of A System Division of Agriculture fruit-breeding program. They looked good, and they proved to be blue ribbon peaches.
Twenty-two Panamanian students will begin their academics at Spring International Language Center before starting work toward degrees at the University of Arkansas.