Three Minute Thesis competition

PhD student and 2014 Three Minute Thesis UniSA Grand Final winner Emily Johnston. Emily’s winning presentation was ‘Mosquito research: saving lives with pantyhose and paperclips.’

Pictured: PhD student and 2014 Three Minute Thesis UniSA Grand Final winner Emily Johnston. Emily’s winning presentation was ‘Mosquito research: saving lives with pantyhose and paperclips.

Can 80,000 words be summarised in three minutes?

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a competition which challenges the University's top PhD students to present their thesis topic in only three minutes.

Competing for thousands of dollars in prize money and a spot at the Trans-Tasman final, competitors present their research in clear, non-technical language, using just one visual slide.

Three Minute Thesis UniSA Grand Final 2015

Congratulations to all of our 2015 finalists: Kevin Rogers, School of Engineering, Lih Yin Tan, School of Pharmacy & Medical Sciences, Andy Chan, School of Management, Daniel Griffiths, School of Engineering, Sarah Quinn, School of Education, Simone Marino, School of Communications, International Studies & Languages, Minhua Yang, School of Commerce, Mahmoud Bassal, School of Pharmacy & Medical Sciences, and Bastian Stoehr, Mawson Institute.

The winners of the 2015 UniSA Grand Final were:

  • First Prize: Mahmoud Bassal for his presentation: The Cancer Conundrum
  • Second Prize: Bastian Stoehr for his presentation: Don’t leave your fingerprints behind!
  • Third Prize: Daniel Griffiths for his presentation: Free Range Robots through High Dynamic Range Vision; and
  • People’s Choice: Decided by audience ballot, this year’s award went to Mahmoud Bassal.

Watch the 2015 3MT Presentations

  •  Watch Mahmoud Bassal’s 3MT presentation: The Cancer Conundrum:
  • Watch Bastian Stoehr’s 3MT presentation: Don’t leave your fingerprints behind!:
  • Watch Daniel Griffiths’ 3MT presentation: Free Range Robots through High Dynamic Range Vision:
  • Watch Sarah Quinn’s 3MT presentation: Collaborative Learning Design in the Middle School:
  • Watch Simone Marino’s 3MT presentation: The Construction and Transmission of Ethnic Identity among Italian-Australians of Calabrian Ancestry:
  • Watch Andy Chan’s 3MT presentation: Crafting an effective model of organisational identification: manage the journey from ‘I’ to ‘We’:
  • Watch Kevin Roger’s 3MT presentation: The wind blows where it wishes:

  

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, which challenges research higher degree students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.


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