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ANU Three Minute Thesis Final

By anuevents - 19 August 2013 0

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition: 80,000 word research projects presented in just three minutes!

Join us for an evening of education and entertainment.

Come along to ANU for an hour and see a snapshot of the amazing research projects that are being conducted on the campus by PhD students.

On the night, watch eleven finalists battle it out for the ANU 3MT crown, $4000 in prize money and a ticket to the 3MT grand final (an international competition, which will be held at the University of Western Sydney later this year). Plus, cast your vote to help pick the winner of the People’s Choice Award. The audience favourite will take home an iPad Mini.

After the competition, you will have the chance to mix and mingle with the competitors and judges over wine and canapés. This year’s judging panel is as follows: Robyn Williams AM (Science Journalist), Professor Brian Schmidt (Astronomer), Colin Steele (ANU Emeritus Fellow), Dr Sarah Pearson (Director, ANU Edge) and Melanie Tait (666 ABC Canberra), and your MC for the evening is Dr Inger Mewburn (The Thesis Whisperer).

What is Three Minute Thesis (3MT)?
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an international competition for research students to showcase their research. Students have to talk about what their research is and why it is important in plain language for three minutes, with only a single PowerPoint slide.

The process
Each of the eleven finalists represents one of the seven ANU colleges (ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU College of Business and Economics, ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, ANU College of Law, ANU College of Medicine, Biology and the Environment or ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences). The finalists are selected from college-level competitions, so you will be seeing performances from the best of the best.

Event details
When: Wednesday 18 September 6.30-7.30pm
Where: Theatre 1, Manning Clark Centre, Building 26a, Union Court, The Australian National University

To book your seat, click here.

Free and open to the public.

Enquiries: E researchtraining@anu.edu.au.

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