The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) challenges graduate students to communicate their research in three minutes or less in non-specialist language. Contestants represent a diverse array of disciplines and areas of study, and reflect the passion and thirst for discovery common among all of Iowa's graduate students.
peoples' choice award
Flooding and Suffering in America
Oronde is a PhD student in the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in geography from the University of Guyana and holds a Master of Science in environmental hazards and geographic information systems from Coventry University (United Kingdom).