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Cara Yin wins National 3MT People's Choice

June 05, 2015


Cara Yin in the lab

Congratulations to Chenman (Cara) Yin, winner of the National 3 Minute Thesis People's Choice Award. After taking a fantastic fourth place at the Ontario 3MT in April, Cara convinced voters at the national level with her presentation Seeing the world at the tip of a laser beam. In her Master of Applied Science in Physics, Yin is researching how to use lasers to cut bone and improve outcomes in brain surgery. She impressed the more than 2,000 voters with her accessible, clear – and, at times, funny presentation. It is a particularly sweet victory for the physicist who knew very little English when she arrived in Canada to do her undergraduate studies. 


The 11 finalists were videotaped before live audiences at three regional competitions representing 36 graduate schools and more than 1,500 students. They were challenged to explain their research and its impact to a general audience. No props. One take. One slide. 

Watch presentations of all finalists on the Queen's 3MT website.


Cara Yin presents at the Queen's 3MT

Learn more about Cara's research