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Three minute thesis competition
May 10, 2019
The 3-Minute Thesis Competitions are held in over 200 universities across more than 18 countries worldwide. On February 16, 2019 Samantha Kurtz won the Regional Competition with her presentation "More Than Just a Pastie". Read more

Three minute thesis competition
November 15, 2017
The 3-Minute Thesis Competitions are held in over 200 universities across more than 18 countries worldwide. The competition requires PhD students to communicate the importance and gist of their doctoral theses to a lay audience: in 3 minutes. Eight Tulane graduate students competed for a cash prize (and advancement to regional competition) as well as a People’s Choice Award. Roseanna Gossmann from Mathematics won the competition and advances to the regionals. Minming Cui from Earth & Environmental Sciences won the People’s Choice Award. Read more

Protection from Earthquakes and Volcanoes
September 12, 2017
East Africa may be a long way from the Crescent City, but it is top of mind for Tulane PhD student Sarah Oliva, who is studying data from volcanoes and earthquakes in that region. Her goal is a better understanding of how a 3,000-kilometer long deep valley — the East African rift system — formed. Ultimately, she hopes her research will enable her to work with scientists and help governments protect residents living near the rift. Read More

Young Tulane Scientists Get National Recognition, Support for Coastal Research
August 8, 2017
Two Tulane University researchers are among nine scientists nationwide awarded Science Policy Fellowships through the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s Gulf Research Program. Read More

Detecting mosquito-borne diseases
June 21, 2017
Leila Pashazanusi, a PhD student in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in the School of Science and Engineering, examines biosensors made in a carbon nanotube (CNT) in the Pesika Lab Group in Flower Hall. Because of their high surface area, CNT biosensors are particularly effective in detecting mosquito-borne diseases at earlier stages, which can potentially reduce hospitalization duration and expenses for those affected by diseases such as malaria and Zika.