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Ph.D. student Sara Amani wins 3MT competition

Published Apr 28, 2021

Sara Amani, an interdisciplinary engineering Ph.D. student, won Texas A&M at Qatar’s inaugural Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition, which aims to help graduate students develop their presentation and elevator pitch skills.

Amani won first place and the People’s Choice Award for her presentation, “How attractive is the engineering profession for females in Qatar?”

Muhammad Danyal Imam was named runner-up for his presentation, “Photocatalysis and the Development of Green Hydrogen as an Alternative Fuel.”

The contest was organized and hosted by the Graduate Student Association (GSA) at Texas A&M at Qatar in partnership with long-time collaborator ConocoPhillips Qatar. The competition, based on the 3MT Competition hosted in 85 countries worldwide, gives students the chance to hone necessary skills for the workplace by presenting their theses in three minutes.

"It was a pleasure organizing this competition alongside our sponsor, ConocoPhillips Qatar, said Jack Altwal, GSA president. “The competition was a great success with all participants giving stellar presentations. My congratulations to the winners and best wishes to all who participated.”

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