|From left: Lin Guo, First Place, ISE Ph.D. Student; Patrick McKernan, Runner-Up, SBME Ph.D. Student; and Bhagyashree Waghule, Runner-Up, AME Ph.D. Student|
The 3MT® at OU began with preliminary competitions Jan. 29 through Feb. 1, at which time ten students were selected to advance to the final competition Feb. 23. Among the ten finalists were – Lin Guo (advisors Drs. Farrokh Mistree and Janet Allen) and Saptarshi Mandal (advisor Dr. Ziho Kang) from the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering; Byagyashree Waghule (advisor Dr. David Miller) from the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering; and Patrick McKernan (advisor Dr. Roger Harrison) from the Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering.
Patrick McKernan and Bhagyashree Waghule tied for runner-up; both were awarded a $1,500 cash prize. Lin Guo was awarded first place and will advance to compete at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools 3MT® Competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan April 4-6 . In addition to the OU Graduate College sponsoring Guo’s participation in Grand Rapids, she also was awarded a $2,000 cash prize.