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Three minute thesis Competition 3MT™

First presenter Sabine Allida from Faculty of Health


Second presenter Emily Brayshaw from Design, Architecture & Building


Third presenter Zhuo Chen from Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology


Fourth presenter Patrick Crittenden from UTS Business School


Fifth presenter Jaymen Elliott from Science


Sixth presenter Chrisanthi Giotis from Faculty of Arts & Social Sciencesf


Seventh presenter Eleanor Glenn from Institute of Sustainable Futures


Eighth presenter Brett Hagelstein from Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology


Ninth presenter Jamie Lu from Faculty of Pharmacy


Tenth presenter Tracey-Ann Palmer from Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences


Eleventh presenter Daniel Wangpraseurt from Faculty of Science


3MT finalists in the front row of the audience in the Great Hall


3MT judges, (L-R) Professor Vicki Sara (UTS Chancellor), Professor Attila Brungs (Deputy Vice Chancellor Research) and Ms Lesley Parker


Professor Nicky Solomon (Dean of Graduate Research School) as the MC of 3MT Finals


The three winning finalists (L-R) Daniel Wangpraseurt, Brett Hagelstein and Sabine Allida


Professor Vicki Sara hands over the $3000 cheque to the UTS 3MT finalist Brett Hagelstein


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2013 UTS final 3MT™ competition

On 21 August, 2013 at the UTS final 3MT competition, 11 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 11 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 Vicki Sara, UTS Chancellor, Professor Attila Brungs, UTS Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research), and guest judge Ms Lesley Parker.

Students were only allowed one PowerPoint slide during their short 3 minute presentation. The 2013 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, after a long deliberation agreed on the winner and runner up.

  • Brett Hagelstein (FEIT ) - First prize - $3000 plus funding to attend the final at UWS
  • Daniel Wangpraseurt (Science) - Runner up - $1000
  • Sabine Allida (Health) – People’s Choice - $1000

UTS wishes Brett all the best at the Trans-Tasman 3MT Finals at UWS.

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 Sydney will be hosting the 2013 Trans-Tasman final of the 3MT competition.

  • Date: Friday 18 October 2013
  • Venue: Ian and Nancy Turbott Auditorium, The University of Western Sydney, Parramatta Campus

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

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