2016 Finalists

Below are the nine 2016 finalists of the Notre Dame Graduate School Shaheen Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition.

Winner: "Dancing Bridges:  A Human Centered Approach to Prevent Flutter in Footbridges"

Maria Gibbs, College of Engineering

Prof. Ahsan Kareem, Advisor


  Second Place:  "Paper Test Cards to Monitor Antibiotic Quality in Low Resource Areas"

  Nicholas Myers, College of Science

  Prof. Marya Lieberman, Advisor         


People's Choice: "Big Brother in Big Data"

Claire Bowen, College of Science

Prof. Fang Liu, Advisor


"The ABC's of Streptococcal Infection"

Kristofor Glinton, College of Science

Prof. Francis Castellino, Advisor


"Optimizing Problem Format to Facilitate Children's Understanding of Math Equivalence"

Caroline Hornburg, College of Arts & Letters

Prof. Nicole McNeil, Advisor

"Engineering a Cure for Allergies"

Peter Deak, College of Engineering

Prof. Basar Bilgicer, Advisor

"Unfriendly Skies:  God, Science and the Great Comet"

Laura Bland, College of Arts & Letters

Prof. Robert Goulding, Advisor


"Sleep On It:  The Role of Sleep in Processing Emotional Events"

Tony Cunningham, College of Arts & Letters

Prof. Jessica Payne, Advisor


"Water, Water, Everywhere, nor any Drop to Drink"

Mark Summe, College of Engineering

Prof. William A. Phillip, Advisor