IGERT Fellows win 3 minute thesis competition

Date Posted: 
Saturday, March 25, 2017

IGERT Fellow Kate McClellan took first place in the recent Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Fellow Destenie Nock took home the People's Choice award. This is the first year that this competition was held at UMass Amherst. In the final round of the competition 10 students each had to explain their research to a general audience in 3 minutes or less. Destenie's talk focuses on how reliability and sustainability goals impact which technologies we integrate to the power grid (i.e. Natural Gas vs Offshore Wind), while Kate's talk details how shark electroreception may affect their interaction with offshore wind energy power cables.