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U21 3MT® 2016 Competition

The University of Queensland’s Three Minute Thesis initiative at U21.

First developed by the University of Queensland in 2008, the Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT®) challenges research students to communicate the significance of their projects to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes.

logo Following a successful launch in 2013, the U21 3MT 2016 competition will pit the leading presenters from each U21 member university against one another. Each participating member will hold their own internal 3MT competition to select a local winner who will then be put forward for the U21gear final, to be judged by an international panel consisting of industry and academic professionals.

3MT provides research students with the opportunity to develop their academic, presentation, and research communication skills by explaining their research to an intelligent but non-specialist audience. The local competitions will challenge the students to present face-to-face, and additionally the virtual final will hone skills associated from being filmed for an international audience, receiving international peer review, and gaining skills surrounding the presentation of their research to a wider audience.

Not only will students benefit from this experience, but members have the opportunity to showcase their research and researchers throughout the network, as well as open doors to new collaborations and networks for both researchers and supervisors.

10 October 2016: Videos online and open the People’s Choice Vote

24 October 2016: People’s Choice Closes

1 November 2016: Winners announced

Follow the event and results at #U213MT

Entry #3MT_U2116124

Teenage crime. Making sense of it.
Nathaniel Swain
University of Melbourne

Entry #3MT_U2116127

The War Lawyers
Craig Jones
University of British Columbia

Entry #3MT_U2116112

The insult added to injury
Dearbhla Burke
University College Dublin

Entry #3MT_U2116113

The making of a voice: Understanding neuronal activity
Trinidad Montero Ossandón
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Entry #3MT_U2116120

Discovering a drug attenuating morphine induced addiction
Qiao Yixue
Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Entry #3MT_U2116118

Capturing signals then charging batteries
Lillian Olule
University of Nottingham

Entry #3MT_U2116129

Getting Our Science Right: The Importance of Laboratory Astrophysics in Understanding Astronomical Observations
Gabriele Betancourt-Martinez
University of Maryland

Entry #3MT_U2116114

Without writing - can we learn to read chinese
Ricky Van Yip Tso
University of Hong Kong

Entry #3MT_U2116126

Poi for your health: A spin on ageing
Kate Riegle van West
University of Auckland

Entry #3MT_U2116119

Targeting WBP2 – A new approach to fight breast cancer
Alisha Ramos
National University of Singapore

Entry #3MT_U2116122

Minaturised Power Sources for Implantable Bioelectronics: Ultrathin Power Sources for Cardiac Pacemakers
Islam Mosa
University of Connecticut

Entry #3MT_U2116125

Dying to talk
Anna-Liisa Sutt
University of Queensland

Entry #3MT_U2116128

A multivariate analysis of short-term variation of keratometric behaviour, refractive state and pachymetry in keratoconic corneas
Elizabeth Chetty
University of Johannesburg

Entry #3MT_U2116130

Effect of the addition of dietary fiber from fruit peels on the technological properties of snacks
Luis Eduardo Garcia-Amezquita
Tecnologico de Monterrey

Entry #3MT_U2116116

Pardon my French: A non-static case-study of the social dimensions of non-classroom language anxiety in Montréal
Lauren Godfrey-Smith
McGill University

Entry #3MT_U2116121

Pharmaceutical packaging design and innovation for older patients
Giana Carli Lorenzin
Lund University

Entry #3MT_U2116111

Clydebank and the Singer Factory
Ruth Turner
University of Glasgow

Entry #3MT_U2116117

Language and the Brain, the Skye’s the Limit
Maddie Long
University of Edinburgh

Entry #3MT_U2116123

Looking at Sound Waves inside stars with the NASA TESS satellite
Mathew Schofield
University of Birmingham

Entry #3MT_U2116115

Desirable defects - Nanoscale structures of piezo-electrics
Patrick Tung
University of New South Wales

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