Congratulations to Mustafa Al-Adhami!
Mustafa is a Mechanical Engineering PhD candidate in Dr. Rao's lab.
After a series of rigorous training sessions with professional 3MT coach, Scott Morgan, the 3MT competition took place between six finalists: Michael Battaglia, Jr., Kayla Lemons, Sonya Squires-Caesar, Alex Rittle, Mustafa Al-Adhami, and Juan Valdez. Each student delivered a dynamic presentation of their thesis in under 3 minutes!
After a rigorous round of deliberation by the 3MT judges (members of the graduate school and alumni), the first place prize was awarded to Mustafa Al-Adhami. He will have the honor of representing UMBC at the 3MT Regional Competition! Alex Rittle was awarded second place winner. Mustafa Al-Adhami was also awarded the People's Choice Award!
This year's competition showcased a variety of research. The Graduate Research Conference Committee is extremely grateful for all of the presenters, reviewers, volunteers, and other campus participants who made the 40th Annual Graduate Research Conference a success!
If you see Mustafa around campus, give him a high five and wish him congratulations!
If you'd like to view his 3MT presentation, it can be found here!