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The ANU Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition final

By anuevents - 1 September 2014 0

An 80,000 word research project would take nine hours to present. Their time limit… 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.

When: Wednesday 17 September 6.30-7.30pm
Where: Manning Clark Theatre 1, Building 26a, Union Court, ANU

Click here to register.

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 Australia later this year). Plus, cast your vote to help pick the winner of the People’s Choice Award. The audience favourite will take home a $500 cash prize.

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: Dr Ken Henry (Economist and former Treasury Secretary), Kimberley Dripps (Deputy Secretary, Department of the Environment), Professor Aidan Byrne (CEO, Australian Research Council), Dimity Kidston (Textile and ceramic artist) and Rachael Thoms (Musician), and your MC for the evening is Dr Inger Mewburn (The Thesis Whisperer).

What is Three Minute Thesis (3MT)?

The 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 program

Each of the eleven finalists represents one of the seven ANU colleges as follows:

ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
Chit Win: The politics of co-optation in Myanmar
Udeni Hanchapola Appuhamilage: Emotion and silence?

ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
Rosanna Stevens: Now you see it
Imogen Mathew: Anita Heiss: Not meeting Mr Right

ANU College of Business and Economics
Laramie Tolentino: Towards attaining career success

ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
Kiara Bruggeman: How to build a brain

ANU College of Law
Alice Richardson: Judicial portraiture

ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment
Brendan Tonson-Older: A sight for sore eyes: Vision testing for neurological disease
Rina Soetanto: Mending a broken heart – a big role for small RNAs

ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Michael Jollands: Colognes, crowds and crystals
Timothy Duignan: Salt water: mysterious and vital

This event is free and open to the public.
Enquiries: E researchtraining@anu.edu.au T 6125 7555

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