The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) celebrates the exciting research conducted by PhD students. It  is a skills development competition that challenges Higher Degree by Research students to explain their research project to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes and with only a single static slide permitted.

The School of Ag, Food and Wine heat was held on Wednesday July 19 and showcased some of the excellent students here at Waite. The standard was high across all of the twelve participating students – well done to all involved!

Pictured left to right are the winners from the School heat:

  • Jo Parish – Waite heat 3rd place: The dark side of honey bees.
  • Chandnee Ramkissoon – Waite heat 2nd place: Improving food quality through developing better micronutrient fertilisers.
  • Deborah Devis – Waite heat winner: Pollen – the cause of hay fever. Mutant pollen – the solution to hay fever?

Deborah and Chandnee will now compete in the Faculty of Science 3MT final on Thursday evening 10th August. Come along and support our students! All who are interested in attending are encouraged to register as drinks and nibbles will be provided making this a perfect networking occasion.

Times: 3MT Faculty Final 6.00 – 7.30pm
Date: Thur 10 August 2017
Venue: Kerr Grant Lecture Theatre, Level 1 Physics Building

The winner and runner up of the Faculty final will then compete in the University Final, which is held as part of the Research Tuesdays Seminar Series, to be held on Tuesday 12 September 2017.

More information and to register:

I loved 3MT, now what?

Has participating in 3MT given you a taste for communicating science?  Want to learn more?  Australian Science Communicators is an association for anyone interested in doing or learning more about science communication in all it’s forms.  There is an active local South Australian branch if you’d like to find out more about developing your communication skills and building your networks and finding out more about opportunities and events in Adelaide.  In the last 12 months we’ve had storytelling symposiums, tours, and Improv workshops as part of the program.  To find out more about your local branch contact Lisa Bailey or join the Facebook groups for the SA Branch or National ASC Facebook Group.  Hope to see you there!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This