Meet our 3MT Finalists: Ramya Srinivasan

January 19, 2021 - by Sarah Igram

Ramya Srinivasan is a third-year graduate student in Aerospace Engineering. Her 3MT presentation is titled "Cooling of Football Helmets." Learn more about Ramya below.


Q: What brought you to Iowa State?

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A: The College of Engineering has consistently been ranked among the top engineering schools and ISU provides best resources for students in conducting great research. I also love Iowa State's campus.


Q: Describe your research in three sentences or less.

A: My research focuses on cooling the football helmets using special cooling materials attached to the interior of the helmet in a specific pattern and thereby reducing heat-related illnesses for football players.


Q: What do you hope to gain from Three Minute Thesis?

A: My preparations for the Three Minute Thesis helped me to easily explain my research to non-experts in a way they understand. I hope to improve my public speaking skills.


Q: Share a fun fact about yourself.

A: I love dance, travel and photography.


Founded at the University of Queensland, Three Minute Thesis (3MT) challenges graduate students to present their research to a non-specialist audience in three minutes or less. This year, Iowa State's 3MT competition is entirely virtual. Get to know our seven outstanding finalists before we announce the winner, runner-up, and People's Choice Award recipient on January 25. Watch the full competition and vote for the People's Choice Award recipient.

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