2016 Three minute thesis

On April 28, 2016, UMass Dartmouth hosted its Three Minute Thesis Competition for graduate students. Winner videos appear below.


Dr. Ramprasad Balasubramanian Associate Dean – College of Engineering
Ms. Renata Cassiano Alvarez Graduate Student – Master of Fine Arts, Ceramics Studio
Mr. Gregory Costa Graduate Student – Biomedical Engineering & Biotechnology
Dr. Shannon Jenkins Associate Professor – Political Science
Mr. Benjamin Jones Director – Development, Corporations, and Foundations, Advancement Office
Dr. Raymond Laoulache Associate Professor – Mechanical Engineering
Mr. Robert Marshall Teacher (English) – Freetown Lakeville Regional School District (retired)
Dr. Chad McGuire Associate Professor – Public Policy
Dr. Michael Rocha Cardiologist – Hawthorn Medical Associates & Founder, The New Bedford Wellness Initiative
Dr. Iren Valova Professor – Computer & Information Science


Organizing Committee:

Dr. Catherine Gardner
Dr. Pamela Karimi
Dr. Trina Kershaw
Dr. Mark Silby
Nancy Lenon-Robillard
Susan Burke Pedreira
Dr. Tesfay Meressi

2016 videos:

First Place: Jacob Palmer

Seafood Waste as Feedstock for Biodiesel Production

Second Place: Trevor Mattos

Half the Sky, Less Than Half the Pie: Effects of the Gender Wage Gap on Development in Latin America

Third Place: Md Shaad Mahmud

Wireless Non-Contact Health Monitoring System for Infants

People's Choice: Mrittika Roy

Covalent Metal Organic Networks: CMON, They Glow!