Success Stories

Ramya Srinivasan Won People’s Choice Award in 3MT Competition 

Ramya Srinivasan, a master's student in Aerospace Engineering, recently won the People's Choice Award in Iowa State University’s annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. In the 3MT competition, graduate students from across campus cultivate academic, presentation, and research communication skills by explaining their research in three minutes or less to a non-specialist audience. Ramya's presentation “Cooling Football Helmets” addressed the problem of dangerous heat buildup in football players's heads and associated heat-related illness. Ramya consulted with CCE Speaking Consultant Erik Goodale prior to the event.

"Erik patiently listened to my presentation and gave recommendations on what areas needed improvement. He provided me tips to improve my pronunciation of certain words for listeners to understand clearly. He asked me to add my projected results on the slide to make my conclusion and results stronger. I am grateful for his consultation.  Read More

Emmanuel Tetteh Received Principal Graduate Scholarship

Emmanuel Tetteh, a doctoral candidate in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, was recently awarded a Principal Graduate Scholarship. Emmanuel is currently developing predictive models that will be used to inform how exoskeleton interventions could be deployed in the operating room to reduce muscle fatigue and work-related musculoskeletal disorders in surgeons. Read More

Ivana Rehman Awarded NFMLTA Dissertation Support Grant

Ivana Rehman, a PhD candidate in the Applied Linguistics and Technology program of the English Department, was awarded a National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Association (NFMLTA) dissertation support grant. With this award, Ivana will fund part of the data collection process for her dissertation, testing a computer-assisted pronunciation program for vowel production training. Read More