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April 29, 2024

GEMS inaugural Three Minute Thesis event

Written By: Caitlin Scott



Mechanical Engineering-3MT logo
3MT Logo courtesy : University of Queensland
3MT Logo courtesy : University of Queensland

The Graduate Engineering Mechanics Society (GEMS) recently hosted a very successful ME-3MT event, drawing a fantastic crowd of participants and attendees.

The concept of a ‘Three Minute Thesis’ challenge is not new. The UW Graduate School hosts an annual competition and sends winning students on to higher levels of the research communication competition. Eleven students participated in the final UW campus event this February and a whopping NINE engineering graduate students participated in the inaugural ME-3MT event on April 23rd!

The 2024 ME-3MT winners were:

  • 1st Place Caleb Hatler, PhD student in Mechanical Engineering (Dan Thoma’s research group)
  • 2nd Place Nicholas Vang, PhD student in Mechanical Engineering (David Rothamer’s research group)
  • 3rd Place Saketh Sridhara, PhD student in Mechanical Engineering (Krishnan Suresh’ s research group)
Mechanical Engineering-3MT Winners with Judges
2024 ME-3MT winners pictured with judges
Prof. Ramathasan Thevamaran, Prof. Darryl Thelen, Nicholas Vang, Caleb Hatler, Saketh Sridhara, and Prof. Lei Zhou.
ME-3MT participants
2024 ME-3MT research presenters

The event was organized by the Graduate Engineering Mechanics Society (GEMS) and faculty judges were Mechanical Engineering faculty Prof. Darryl Thelen, Prof. Lei Zhou, and Prof. Ramathasan Thevamaran.

Congratulations to all participants! We can’t wait to see how this excellent event grows in the coming years.

Mechanical Engineering-3MT 2024 full group
Attendee group at 2024 ME-3MT