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 Tuesday July 16 and showcased some of the excellent students here at Waite. The standard was high across all of the six participating students – well done to all involved!

The quality presentations definitely made it a tough job for judges Kathy Ophel-Keller, Steve Tyerman and Stuart Matthews!

Winners for the School heat were:

  • Emma Aspin – Peoples Choice and 1st place: Insect wars: parasitoid vs pest
  • Jin-Chen Li – 2nd place: Getting rid of ‘Greenness’ in wine
  • Amanda Philpot – 3rd place: Building a better psyllium seed case

Emma and Jin-Chen will now compete in the Faculty of Science 3MT final on Wednesday 21st August. The winner and runner up of the Faculty final will then compete in the University Final to be held as part of the Research Tuesdays Lecture series on Tuesday 10 September 2019.

For more information, rules, prizes, and tickets to the finals, please visit:

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