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Heat 1 is over for 3MT 2013

Today in Walter Light Auditorium, participants from Heat 1 of the 2013 Queen's 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) put their presentation skills to the test.  Ten graduate students in all presented their research for us in just 3 minutes. The top 3 and People's Choice winner all go through to the final on Thursday.

Our winners today were:

Image: Heat One Winner

Ryley Beddoe receives her hoodie (compliments of the Campus Bookstore) and presented by Dr Judy Cipot-Wechsler
  • Ryley Beddoe, PhD student in Civil Engineering - Winner and People's Choice
  • Joel Roediger, PhD student in Astro physics - 2nd place
  • Sharief Oteafy, PhD student in Computing - 3rd place

Our Judges today were:

  • Dr Judy Cipot-Wechsler, research scientist with E.I.Dupont company.
  • Dr Brian Bennett, Associate Dean, Graduate & Postdoctoral education and Professor in Pharmacology & Toxicology in the Dept of Biomedical & Molecular Sciences.
  • Harry Smith, coordinator of dispute resolution mechanisms, Queen's University

The judges were asked to score on three criteria - Communication style, Comprehension and Engagement. Not an easy task so we are very grateful for their support today.



Meet our Heat 1 participants and judges(from left to right)

Sharief Oteafy (computing), Mohamed Hefny (computing), Ryley Beddoe (civil engineering), Dr Brian Bennett, Dr Judy Cipot-Wechsler, Harry Smith, Joanne Linnay (environmental studies), Abigail Hum (rehabilitation science), Jeremy Durelle (chemistry), Yingli Rao (chemistry), Joel Roediger (astro physics), Mitchell Anderson(physics).