Three minute thesis Competition 3MT™
On 5 September 2012, at the UTS final 3MT competition, 11 UTS PhD and Master (Research) students from across UTS explained the who, what, when, where and why of their PhD research on stage in front of a panel of judges and a wide audience of students, staff and friends and families. The 11 finalists were vying for some serious cash prizes.
Their presentations were judged by three judges who had the difficult task of deciding on two prizes, the winner and the runner-up. This year's judges were: Professor Attila Brungs, UTS Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research), Professor Nicky Solomon, Dean of the UTS Graduate Research School and Eleanor Hall, ABC. The audience also had a challenging task of choosing the people’s choice award.
Students were only allowed one PowerPoint slide during their short 3 minute presentation. The 2012 finalists captured the attention of the audience with their interesting, creative and humorous explanations of their current research. The standard of the finalists was extremely high and the panel of judges had the difficult task of choosing the first prize and the runner up prizes. As a result, there were two runner up prizes awarded on the night.
- Jordan Nguyen (FEIT ) - First prize - $3000 plus funding to attend the final at UQ
- Louisa Giblin (Science) - Runner up - $1000
- Mary Wyer (FASS) - Runner up - $1000
- Yan Li (Law) - People’s Choice - $1000
UTS wishes Jordan Nguyen all the best for the 2012 Trans-Tasman final of the 3MT competition on 11 October.
You can revisit the presentations of all the 11 finalists from the following videos.
- Alison Pearce (Business)
- Caleb Ferguson (Health)
- Christian Tietz (DAB)
- Hannah Lloyd (Science)
- Jennifer Blunden (FASS)
- Jordan Nguyen (FEIT)
- Louisa Giblin (Science)
- Mary Wyer (FASS)
- Rachel Watson (ISF)
- Sima Adabju (FEIT)
- Yan Li (Law)
The University of Queensland will be hosting the 2012 Trans-Tasman final of the 3MT competition.
- Date: Thursday 11 October 2012
- Venue: Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland, QLD
For more information on the Trans-Tasman Competition visit http://www.uq.edu.au/grad-school/three-minute-thesis (opens an external site)