Graduate student wins big at FAMU research competition

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Ph.D. student Olumide Abioye won first and second place, respectively, in the FAMU research poster and the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competitions earlier this week.

Abioye is a graduate student in the FAMU-FSU Engineering department of civil and environmental engineering. He received $850 in total prize money for these wins.

Abioye with FAMU President Dr. Larry Robinson

Both events were conducted as a part of the Graduate Student Appreciation Week, where FAMU School of Graduate Studies and Research hosted a number of annual research competitions. More than 40 FAMU students from different Colleges (including College of Engineering, College of Education, College of Pharmacy, College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, and others) have been involved in these competitions.

In the 3MT competition, Abioye presented his M.Sc. Thesis (which he defended last semester), entitled as "Development of Statistical Models for Prediction of Crashes Throughout Emergency Evacuation."

For the research poster competition, his winning entry was entitled as "A Driving Simulator Study for Improving Efficiency of Emergency Evacuation in Areas with a Significant Presence of Aging Adults."

With these accomplishments, Abioye will be representing FAMU at the state-level research competition.