Aaron Bell | March 2, 2017
The College of Science Shaheen 3MT competition began with a big bang on Monday in Jordan Hall of Science.
Julia Beck (Biochemistry), Elizabeth Loughran (Integrated Biomedical Sciences), and Stefan Freed (Biological Sciences) took the top three spots, and will go on to compete at the Shaheen 3MT® Final event on March 23. There they will face 6 as yet to be crowned College of Engineering and College of Arts and Letters. finalists.
In addition to the 11 Science competitors, a supportive audience of at least 40 friends and mentors watched the exciting competition. This reporter has it on good authority that even a few of the upcoming engineering competitors were on hand to scout their competition.
The evening’s Ph.D. candidate presentations ranged from Clyde Daly’s (Chemistry) work on the direct investigation of climate change through better carbon capture materials to Charles Mueller’s (Physics) study of particle patterns and the origins of mass.
Katrina Button-Simons (Biological Sciences) presented on the rates of drug resistant deaths in the world and her work on the repurposing of drugs in combination with drug resistant pathogens to combat this fact. Oyekola Oyekole (Applied Computational Mathematics and Statistics) impressed with his work on the use of mathematical models to more accurately predict the likelihood that a cardio vascular aneurysm may rupture.