The University of Iowa

2018 Three Minute Thesis Showcase

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.

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Oronde Drakes

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).