Saad Ullah Awarded 3rd Prize at Mason’s 3-Minute Thesis Competition

Saad Ullah Awarded 3MT competitionCongratulations to Saad Ullah, one of Dr. Tanyu’s Ph.D. students in our department, was awarded the 3rd Prize at the Mason’s 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition, for his presentation on “Sustainable Infrastructure: Recycling Roads”.

3MT® is a research communication competition within GMU, where PhD students present their doctoral research to a non-specialist audience using only one single visual aid—all in three minutes. This exercise encourages graduate students to think about their research from an outsider’s perspective, improves their presentation skills, and provides a forum for a cross-disciplinary exchange of exciting ideas and information. Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President runs the program and Dr. Nash coaches the VSE competitors.

This year fifty students across all disciplines at GMU competed against each other showcasing their research in preliminary rounds of 3MT. Ten of the best students advanced to the final stage, where they competed for cash prizes. We are proud of Saad’s accomplishment. The photo is showing Saad getting his award from Dr. Cody Edwards, Associate Provost – Graduate Education.

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