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Three minute thesis Competition 3MT™

2014 UTS final 3MT™ competition

On 3 September 2014 was the UTS final 3MT competition, 12 UTS PhD 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 12 finalists were vying for some serious cash prizes.

Their presentations were judged by three judges who had the task of deciding on two prizes, the winner and the runner-up. The audience also had a challenging task of choosing the people’s choice award. This year’s judges were: Professor Glenn Wightwick UTS Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research), Professor Cynthia Mitchell, UTS Deputy Director of Institute of Sustainable Futures (ISF) and Ms Eleanor Hall, ABC.  Professor Nicky Solomon, Dean of The Graduate Research School (GRS) was the MC on the night of the finals. 

Students were only allowed one PowerPoint slide during their short 3 minute presentation.

The 2014 3MT finalists are:    

  1. Annie Agnew (FASS)
  2. Bronwyn Cumbo (ISF)
  3. Kylie Garratt (Health)
  4. Xiaoyu Gu (FEIT)
  5. Sue Hanley (FASS)
  6. Brynn O'Brien (Law)
  7. Onjumi Charles Okumi (Business)
  8. Gabriela Quintana Vigiola (DAB)
  9. Sylvan Rudduck (FEIT)
  10. Shamsher Singh (GSH)
  11. Rebecca Wood (Science)
  12. Cameron Zachreson (Science)

The 2014 UTS 3MT finalists are:

  • Rebecca Wood (Science) - First prize - $3000 and will attend the final at UWA
  • Gabriela Quintana Vigiola (DAB) - Runner up - $1000
  • Kylie Garratt (Health) – People’s Choice - $1000

You can view the 11 UTS 3MT 2013 finalists’ presentations below:

  1. Sabine Allida (Health)
  2. Emily Brayshaw (DAB)
  3. Zhuo Chen (FEIT)
  4. Patrick Crittenden (Business)
  5. Jaymen Elliott (Science)
  6. Chrisanthi Giotis (FASS)
  7. Eleanor Glenn (ISF)
  8. Brett Hagelstein (FEIT)
  9. Jamie Lu (Pharmacy)
  10. Tracey-Ann Palmer (FASS)
  11. Daniel Wangpraseurt (Science)

Trans-Tasman competition final

The University of Western Australia (UWA) will be hosting the 2014 Trans-Tasman final of the 3MT competition.

  • Date: Monday 3 November 2014
  • Venue: Octagon Theatre

For more information visit the UWA 3MT Final Trans-Tasman Competition (opens an external site)