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Two down, One heat to go in 3MT 2013

Today in Walter Light Auditorium, participants from Heat 2 of the 2013 Queen's 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) put their presentation skills to the test.  Eleven graduate students in all presented their research from fields across the spectrum - physics, health promotion, mechanical & material engineering, civil engineering, education, sociology, exercise physiology,  astro physics, history, psychology and computing. The top 3 and People's Choice winner all go through to the final on Thursday. Congratulations to you all.

Our top 3 and People's Choice today were:winner-heat-2

Nida Latif (Psychology) - "Friends or Strangers? Using coordination as a cure in social judgement"

Haroon Malik(Computing) - "Automated Analysis of Load Test"

Laurelle Veloce(Physics) - "Dark Matter Detection with DEAP3600"

People's Choice winner- Frank Secretain (Mechanical & Materials Engineering) - "Multi-frequency Acoustic Breakup of Emboli"


Nida accepts her prize compliments of Campus Bookstore, from Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies, Dr Kim McAuley


Our Judges today were:Heat-2-participants-and-judges

  • Janice Mady - Director of Innovation Park at Queen's University
  • Dr Robert Knobel - Assistant Professor at the Dept of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy at Queen'
  • Kristyn Wallace - Communications specialist at Queen's University and freelance journalist at Kingston EMC newspaper.

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

Photo: Heat 2 Participants and judges (from LtoR) - Jasmin Ma, Alexandre David-Uraz, Laurelle Veloce, Laure Sabatier, Amr Ewais, Haroon Malik, Natalie Simpson, Samantha Sandassie, Dr Brenda Brouwer, Nicolas Cofie, Kristyn Wallace, Janice Mady, Nida Latif, Dr Robert Knobel, Frank Secretain