Tuesday, July 2, 2019 3:00 pm

Ms. April Frake will defend her dissertation

Title: Scaling Irrigation and Malaria Risk in Malawi

The defense will consist of two steps:  a 30-60 minute uninterrupted presentation by the student summarizing the dissertation research, and a subsequent two-stage questioning session.  Anyone, including faculty, students, and staff, is welcome to attend the presentation and to participate in the initial portion of the question session, which will be moderated by the Advisor.  The Advisor and Guidance Committee will ask questions in the second stage of this session.  Faculty are welcome to stay for this stage.

Graduate students and other non-committee members (e.g., family and friends) may attend the second questioning stage with the prior permission of the defending student.  Successful completion of the defense and approval of the dissertation will be determined by a majority vote of the dissertation committee.


Joseph Messina (Chair)
Sue Grady
Leo Zulu
Edward Walker (Microbiology and Molecular Genetics)
Pouyan Nejadhashemi (Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering)

Please contact Sharon Ruggles (ruggles@msu.edu) if you would like an electronic copy of the proposal.

Manly Miles Building - 1405 S. Harrison, Room 218B, East Lansing, MI 48823
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