Members of the public and the Deakin community are invited to be part of the audience for the final of the Deakin University Three Minute Thesis competition for 2014.
The event will held in Lecture Theatre 2 at Deakin’s Melbourne Burwood Campus on Tuesday 12th August from 3.00pm to 5.00pm.
The 3MT is an exercise in developing academic and research communication skills. Higher degrees by research students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis topic and its significance in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.
Deakin's winner will receive $2000 and be sponsored to travel to represent Deakin in the Trans-Tasman Competition.
The winner of the Trans-Tasman final receives $5000.
Watch videos below of all the finalists from last year in action.
The line-up as it currently stands for the Deakin University Three Minute Thesis competition final is:
- Sri Balaji Ponraj, Institute for Frontier Materials
Topic - Plasmerized Milk for Everyone.
- Ben Whitburn, Arts and Education
Topic - Inclusive schooling, insider perspectives, students with disabilities.
- Morgan Burcher, Arts and Education
Topic - The application of Social Network Analysis to Crime Intelligence.
- Jane Willcox, Health
Topic - Txtfortwo app promoting healthy weight gain in pregnancy.
- Michael Do, Health
Topic - Transcranial magnetic stimulation and obsessive compulsive disorder.
- Mohammad Shihab Khan, Business and Law
Topic - Swing voters’ behaviour in Bangladesh.
- Wayne Read, Business and Law
Topic - Consumer engagement with brands via social media (Twitter).
- Rajas Kale, Science, Engineering and Built Environment
Topic - Biomarkers of the bipolar brain.
- Bahareh Motamed, Science, Engineering and Built Environment
Topic - An inquiry into colour space and architectural choices.
- Kieran Thorpe, Health
Topic - Autism: Let’s talk about sex.
Admission is free. To book a place, please RSVP by 4th August to Brona O'Brien: firstname.lastname@example.org