CIVS Students Won Four 3MT Competition Awards

April 7, 2022

CIVS research students won four out of the five awards in the PNW Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition held on April 6. Congratulations to all of the following students!

Graduate Group

  • Winners (tie):
    • Chukwunedum Uzor
      Presentation title: Hydrogen as Fuel in a Reheat Furnace
      Faculty Advisor: Dr. Chen Zhou, Dr. Armin Silaen
    • Congshan Mao
      Presentation title: Numerical Simulation of Desulfurization Process in a Gas-stirred Ladle
      Faculty Advisor: Dr. Chen Zhou, Dr. Armin Silaen

Undergraduate Group

  • Winner:
    • Kevin Davis
      Presentation title: Optimization of Freeboard Post-Combustion in the EAF Steel Making Process
      Faculty Advisor: Dr. Chen Zhou, Dr. Armin Silaen
  • Runner-up:
    • Mateo Garcia
      Presentation title: Reef Visual Census (RVC) Trainer
      Faculty Advisor: Dr. Chen Zhou, Mr. John Moreland

3MT® is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UC), Australia. The competition develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of students’ capacities to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.

3MT® is a fast-paced competition presented in only three minutes with only one slide. It is not an exercise in trivializing or “dumbing down” research, but challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries. During each competition, participants will have three minutes to present a compelling discussion on their research topic, including its significance and relevance, to the general public.