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The Matariki Network’s 2019 inaugural 3MT® contest was a huge success! Students from Dartmouth College, Durham University, Queen’s University, University of Otago and the University of Western Australia competed in a virtual competition which was judged by a panel of experts from across the network.

Queen's is one of the seven founding members of the Matariki Network of Universities (MNU), whose official launch took place in May 2010. The name "Matariki" is from the Māori language, in which Matariki is the name of the Pleiades star cluster (also known as The Seven Sisters) and signifies Spring and a new beginning.

The founding members of the MNU are:

Australia: University of Western Australia, Perth

Germany: Tübingen University

Sweden: Uppsala University

USA: Dartmouth College, New Hampshire

Canada: Queen's University, Kingston

New Zealand: University of Otago, Dunedin

UK: Durham University

Results 2021


Place Name Program University Title of Presentation
1st Place Moritz Koch Microbiology University of Tübingen Using metabolic engineering strategies to improve phototrophic cyanobacteria for the production of sustainable, biodegradable bioplastics
2nd Place Samantha Twietmeyer Political Studies Queen's University Scared of what’s behind you – Negotiating a double minority dilemma
People's Choice Patrick Boudreau Tourism University of Otago The optimal state for adventure sports

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Results 2020


Place Name Program University Title of Presentation
1st Place Sean Marrs History Queen's University City of Spies
2nd Place Olivia Johnston Education University of Western Australia Teacher, I care that you C.A.R.E.
People's Choice Victoria Pudy Food Science University of Otago Fingerprinting New Zealand Hops: Can we expand the NZ hop industry?

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Results 2019


Place Name Program University Title of Presentation
1st Place Katarina Doughty Biological Science University of Western Australia Reducing Global Food Waste Through Insect Farming
2nd Place Nevena Martinovic English Language & Literature Queen's University Acting your age - gender and age on the 18th century stage
People's Choice Cassie Stylianou Pathology & Biomedical Science University of Otago Unravelling the genetic variants underlying inherited endometrial cancer risk

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