UQ 3MT 2013 Winner

Congratulations 3MT Winner Michael Thai who won the UQ Final in September and represented UQ at the Trans-Tasman Final in October at the University of Western Sydney. 
Trans-Tasman 3MT Winner 2013

44 universities participated in the Three Minute Thesis Final held on the Parramatta campus on Friday 18 October. Kelsey Kennedy from the University of Western Australia ended the day as both the Overall and People’s Choice Winner after she wowed the judges with her research into a new surgical implement for operations to remove breast cancer. Watch Kelsey's video here

Universitas 21 3MT Winner 2013
17 Universitas 21 universities1 ran local competitions, the winners of which competed in the final that was held virtually.

The judges awarded Jamie Gallagher of the University of Glasgow First Prize for his presentation entitled “Hot and Powerful” on the subject of nanostructured thermoelectronic materials. Jamie is a member of the Schools of Chemistry and Engineering and his thesis explores the possibility of improving existing thermoelectronic processes to create greater efficiency and usability.

In addition to being assessed by a judging panel, the presentations were also available for public viewing through Vimeo, and the presentation that received the most ‘likes’ was awarded the People’s Choice prize. The favourite and winner was Lindsey Brinton of the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Biomedical Engineering. Her presentation focussed on the early detection of pancreatic cancer and received 358 likes out of a total of 1,729 received on all videos.

The inaugural U21 3MT competition has proved an exciting opportunity to share the excitement that doctoral students atUniversitas 21 members have for their research. The competition will be repeated in 2014.