Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

PhD Student Jennifer Campbell wins Queen's "Three Minute Thesis" Competition

May 2, 2012

3MT is a university wide competition for Queen's Masters 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. The challenge is to present complex research material in an engaging, compelling way, using only one slide.

60 students competed in three heats, with the top judged students going on to the final. Engineering Physics PhD student Jennifer Campbell presented her work on nano-mechanical sensors - pitched to a general audience, which included a panel of distinguished judges (Principal Daniel Woolf, Peter Milliken (Policy Studies), Bhavana Varma (United Way)). Jennifer won not only the top prize as determined by the judges, but was voted "People's Choice" by the audience. Congratulations Jennifer!

More details, and a recording of Jennifer's presentation, are available at http://www.queensu.ca/3mt/what-final-3mt-here-stay
The Kingston Whig Standard's coverage of the event is here: http://www.thewhig.com/2012/05/01/squeezing-years-of-work-into-three-minutes

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