2015 Winners

Congratulations to Piyush Porwal who was selected the Grand Champion winner of the 3 Minute Thesis Competition November 13, 2015.  Piyush will advance and represent Mississippi State University at the 3 Minute Thesis Competition hosted by the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools in Charlotte, NC on February 21,  2016.

Piyush Porwal, MS Grand Champion

James Worth Bagley College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Thermal and Fluidic Characterization of Tesla Valve
Advisor: Dr. Scott Thompson

Dafne Alves Oliveira, PhD – Grand Champion Runner up

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology
Thesis Title: Characterization of the Protein products of Genes to Defeat Aflatoxin in Corn
Advisor: Dr. Kenneth Willeford

Abbey Wilson, MS Grand Champion Runner Up

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Thesis Title: Giant Panda Chemical Commination
Advisor: Dr. Darrell Sparks

Edith Martinez Guerra, PhD People’s Choice Award

James Worth Bagley College of Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Thesis Title: Pulse Sonication for Biodiesel Production
Advisor: Dr. Veera G. Gude

Jonathan Belanich, MS

College of Arts and Sciences, Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures
Thesis Title: The Analysis of Oral Mirobiome Composition
Advisor: Dr. Molly Zuckerman

T.J. Bradford, PhD

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, School of Human Sciences
Thesis Title: Assessing Agricultural Knowledge Via Experiential Learning
Advisor: Dr. Gaea Hock

Chelsie Darnell, MS

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology
Thesis Title: Insecticide Resistance of Tobacco Thrips in Cotton
Advisor: Dr. Angus Catchot

Kentse Radebe, MS

College of Arts and Sciences, Sociology
Thesis Title: The Quiet Revolution; Mobile Banking Regulations in Africa
Advisor: Dr. Lindsey Peterson