At McMaster University Club Alumni Memorial Hall yesterday, 19 graduate students took the stage to represent their school and explain their thesis in just 3 minutes.
(Extract from an article courtesy of Hollie Knapp-Fisher, Communications Intern)
Mike Best, a PhD student in clinical psychology, will represent Queen’s at the Ontario 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.
Ten Queen’s graduate students advanced to the final of the competition that required them to clearly explain their research to a panel of non-expert judges in three minutes and using only one slide. Mr. Best emerged victorious for his succinct yet entertaining presentation of his research on the biases toward schizophrenia.
“I wasn’t expecting such a large audience,” says Mr. Best, “but it’s these types of platforms that allow students like me to share their research. It is needed in the post-graduate community.”
Tonight Queen's third 3 Minute Thesis competition was completed with a packed audience to listen to ten fabulous presentations.
Mike Best (Psychology) won the overall competition and will now represent Queen's at the Ontario 3MT competition on 24th April at McMaster.
Mary Chaktsiris (History) was runner up with Sima Zakani taking out the People's Choice Award.
The ten finalists for the 2014 3 Minute Thesis competition are now known.
The third year of Queen’s Three Minute Thesis Competition saw two heats with twenty competitors from sixteen different fields across campus. Among those to be represented in the finals are Biology, Education, History, Clinical Psychology, Gender Studies Geological Engineering, Kinesiology, and Mechanical & Materials Engineering (Biomechanical).
The four students from heat 2 that will go through to the final of the 3 Minute Thesis competition on Wednesday, April 9th are:
- Michelle van de Pouw Kraan – Geological Engineering
- Lorraine van Zon - Education
- Jasmin Ma – Kinesiology & Health Studies
- Sima Zakani – Mechanical & Materials Engineering.
Venue: Kinesiology & Health Studies Building
Starting at : 5pm
The four students who will now go through to the final of the 3 Minute Thesis competition Wednesday, April 9th are:
- Mike Best – Clinical Psychology
- Mary Chaktsiris – History
- Hayley Roberts – Biology
- Paul Vernon – Education
Venue: Walter Light Auditorium (19 Union Street)
Start time: 2pm
Venue: Walter LIght Auditorium
Heat 1 - Thursday 27th March, starting at 2pm
Heat 2 - Friday 28th March, starting at 9am
It is exciting, it is innovative, it is challenging, it is camaraderie at its best - it is the Three Minute Thesis (3MT)! Grad students get on board and sign up for the 2014 Queen's 3 Minute Thesis competition to showcase your research to the rest of campus and the Kingston community.