Friday, March 15, 2024

Project 5 trainee David Ramotowski won the University of Iowa 3-Minute Thesis Competition. 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. David’s presentation explained how his research focuses on using bacteria to clean up toxic chemicals in sediments including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). His presentation was entitled “Unlikely Heroes: Keeping Toxic PCBs Out of Our Air With Bacteria and Biochar.”