At the Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT) on Wednesday, March 16, nine graduate students at University of Notre Dame competed for prize money and a bid to the regional championships. Three graduate students from the College of Science competed. Nicholas Myers in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry won second place, and received $1,500, and Claire Bowen in the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics won the People’s Choice Award and received $1,000.
p(image-left). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/12586/kamat_p_rel.jpg(Prashant Kamat)! Many organic contaminants in the air and in drinking water need to be detected at very low-level concentrations. Research published by the laboratory of "Prashant V. Kamat":http://www.nd.edu/~pkamat/, the John A. Zahm Professor of Science at the University of Notre Dame, could be beneficial in detecting those contaminants.
p(image-right). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/48959/lee_wingert.jpg(Shaun Lee and Rebecca Wingert)!