2020 (Virtual) Graduate Research Symposium

Congrats to all GRS presenters!

2020 Three Minute Thesis Award Winners: 
First Place: Anna Smallwood, Chemistry
Runner-Up: Rahul Divekar, Computer Science 
People’s Choice: Eyosias Ashenafi, Environmental Engineering 

2020 3MT Faculty Judges: 
Kristen Mills, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Michael Klein, Lecturer, Biological Sciences
Asish Ghosh, Professor of Practice, MANE

2020 3MT Coaches: 
Chenthu Jayachandiran, Maria Roberts, Will Fahey, Claire Gonyo, Mary Nellis, Jaqualyn Iardella, Miciah Yehudah, Christine Allard



What is the Three Minute Thesis? 

2020 Graduate Research Symposium Abstract Book

Thank you to the 2020 Graduate Research Task Force!
Thank you to John Klucina from MultiMedia Services for helping make this year's GRS virtual! 

Check out the Graduate Research Symposiums from 2016 - 2019 here.  

Watch Presentations Live beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May 8, 2020
Meeting Link: https://rensselaer.webex.com/rensselaer/j.php?MTID=ma184bde0123585d47df0...
Meeting number: 477 343 536
Password: s9Vs3TaEWB9

Presentation Order: 

  • 9:30 - 10:15 3MT Competition
  • 10:15 - 11:00 Poster Presentations
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Podium Presentations 

2020 Graduate Research Symposium Abstract Book


2020 Three Minute Thesis Competitors

Mario Arrieta-Prieto, Decision Science and Engineering Systems
Spatio-temporal Forecasting for Wind Farm Location

Eyosias Ashenafi, Environmental Engineering
"Pandemic-proof" Kale Production through CEA

Somdatta Bhattacharya, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Polymer Fibers as Supercapacitors

Rahul Divekar, Computer Science,
Learning a Foreign Language with Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Immersive Environments

Alexandria Fischer, Biological Sciences
Building stable bacterial communities for biofuel production

Sofia Perez-Guzman, Transportation Engineering
Behavior-Based Interventions in the Supply Chain to Address Food Underserved Areas: An Optimization Approach

Anna Smallwood, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Rigidity Control in 3D Printing for Medical Device Creation

Shuman Yu, Civil Engineering
How to Open a "Magic" Box

People's Choice Award: Vote for your favorite 3MT presentation by Thursday, May 14, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. 
Vote here.

Thank you to the 2020 3MT Faculty Judges and 2020 3MT Coaches!


Podium Presentations

Podium Presentations will be shared via webex between 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2020. After each presentation, presenters will be available for Q&A.  

Meeting Link: https://rensselaer.webex.com/rensselaer/j.php?MTID=ma184bde0123585d47df0...
Meeting number: 477 343 536
Password: s9Vs3TaEWB9

11:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Andrew Elrick, Communications and Media Studies
The Ranger Boys: Soccer Fandom and Friendship in the Digital Age

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 
Josh Potter, Communication and Media Studies
Platformed Fitness Regimes and the Outsourcing of Proprioception

12:15 - 12:45 p.m. 
Brian Molnar, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
True Darkfield Schlieren Visualization with a Levitated-Bead Light Block

You are also able to view podium presentations on your own by clicking on the presentation title.