Participants in the third and final heat of the Three Minute Thesis competition had to find their their way through icy rain and slush to attend the event - but it proved to be worth the trouble.
Today was the second heat for the 2016 Queen's 3 Minute Thesis Event.
Today was the first heat for the 2016 Queen's 3 Minute Thesis Event.
Evelyn Popiel is getting really good at talking about worms.
She’ll be a returning contestant in 3 Minute Thesis (3MT), an annual university wide competition for Queen’s masters (thesis or research project) and doctoral students in which participants present their research and its wider impact in 3 minutes or less to a panel of non-specialist judges
Distilling years of research and study into a three-minute presentation is no easy task. However, it can be immensely beneficial for graduate students as they work toward their master’s degree or doctorate
Congratulations to Chenman (Cara) Yin, winner of the National 3 Minute Thesis People's Choice Award. After taking a fantastic fourth place at the Ontario 3MT in April, Cara convinced voters at the national level with her presentation Seeing the world at the tip of a laser beam. In her Master of Applied Science at in Physics, Yin is researching how to use lasers to cut bone and improve outcomes in brain surgery. She impressed the more than 2,000 voters with her accessible, clear – and, at times, funny presentation. It is a particularly sweet victory for the physicist who knew very little English when she arrived in Canada to do her undergraduate studies.
On April 23rd, Queen's Physics Masters student Chenman (Cara) Yin placed 4th at the Ontario 3 Minute Thesis competition with her presentation "Seeing the world at the tip of a laser beam". Cara's excellent presentation will now go on to the Canada 3 Minute Thesis competition. Online voting for the People's Choice starts on May 15th. More details soon here!
Today at the Ontario 3MT final hosted by Western University, Queen's very own graduate student, Cara Yin (Physics) gave a great presentation and took 4th place. This puts Cara into the final of the National 3MT competition!
Chenman(Cara) Yin is a physicist’s physicist – she switched from astrophysics, the program for which she’d come from China, to engineering physics because the former was too “remote from reality” for someone who is more motivated “by solving hands-on problems.” In exploring the hardest of the hard sciences, she wound up working with an equally hard material, bone. In her Master of Applied Science under the supervision of Dr. James Fraser, Yin is researching how to use lasers to cut bone in hopes of making procedures like brain surgery safer. Her presentation of this research for Queen’s 2015 Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition won her first place and a spot at the provincial competition to be held at Western University later this month.
March 25, 2015
Only standing room was left when eight graduate students and two post-doctoral fellows presented their research at the March 24 Queen’s 3 Minute Thesis Final. Each participant had just three minutes and one static slide to convey their research to the four non-specialist judges and the audience. The 2015 judges were Queen’s principal and vice-chancellor Daniel Woolf, Ann Lukits, a science journalist who writes for the Wall Street Journal, DuPont researcher Ken Stevens, and Keystone vice-president Toby Abramsky.
It was a tight competition, but in the end Physics Master’s student Chenman (Cara) Yin took the first place with her presentation “Seeing the world at the tip of a laser beam”, followed by runner-up Nicolle Dominik, a PhD student in Physiology, who presented on the cardiopulmonary system. Changhai Zhu, Master’s student in Biology, won the People’s Choice Award with his presentation on fisheries research.