ME Ph.D. student was named the Grand Champion Runner-Up at MSU’s 3MT competition

November 20, 2018

Tate Fonville, a mechanical engineering doctoral student, is this year’s Grand Champion Runner-Up.  His presentation, “A Modular Framework for Robust Helmets,” earned him a $750 prize. Tate, who also holds an MSU bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, has been working on helmet research for nearly two years.

Great job Tate!!

More information about the award con be found here

Peter Ryan (far left), associate provost for academic affairs and interim dean of Mississippi State’s Graduate School, congratulates winners of the university’s annual Three Minute Thesis competition. From left, they include Kaylee Wells of Bradenton, Florida, People’s Choice Award recipient; Michael Nattrass of Starkville, Grand Champion; and Tate Fonville of Sherwood, Arkansas, Grand Champion Runner-Up. (Photo by Beth Wynn)