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Three Minute Thesis 2017

Can you present your thesis in 3 minutes?

What is the 3MT?

The 3MT Three Minute Thesis is a competition held annually at every Australian university where Graduate Research students have the opportunity to present their thesis... in only 3 minutes!

Competitors will showcase their research to an extensive audience of colleagues, officials, industry and community members at this highly entertaining and intriguing event.

Along with the fun, excitement and challenge of the 3MT, contestants gain invaluable skills in demonstrating the importance and impact of their research to a wide audience, and:

  • showcase their research;
  • improve their communication skills;
  • increase their profile as a researcher;
  • win prizes and awards.

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT® ) is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.

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10 August

Monash 3MT Final: 10 August 2017

  • 5.00PM - 7.30PM
  • THE DOME, Clayton Campus
  • Outside campus centre, opposite jumbo screen (Northern Plaza, Sports Walk).

The winner of the Monash 3MT Final will progress through to the Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition in Queensland (flights and accommodation included in winner's prize).

Asia-Pacific 3MT Final: Friday, 29 September 2017 (held at the University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, Brisbane.)

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  • Komal Komal (IT)

    Believe It or Not: Machine Intelligence Decides

  • Le Thu Mach (Arts)

    Emerging social media and the green public sphere in Vietnam.

  • Mayzar Forouzandeh (Engineering)

    Bank on the smart money

  • Andres Villamizar (Education)

    Making sense of images in adult English language teaching

  • Felicia Lim Phei Lin (Monash Malaysia)

    The 4 M's: Microwave, Multicomponent, Molecules & Medicine

  • Athira Menon (Science)

    Why was it blue? The mystery of Supernova 1987A


  • Helen Haslem (Law)

    Caught in the cross fire in the war on drugs: foreign nationals, sentencing and human rights

  • Jane Connory (MADA)

    Invisible: Women in Australian graphic design

  • Yangyang Jiang (Business)

    Fun as a Gateway to Wellbeing

  • Matthew Wakeham (Pharmacy)

    Hybrid ligands of the muscarinic acetylcholine receptors

  • Amy Killen (MADA)

    Design vs Crime

  • Jianrong Qiu (MUARC)

    Optimise inspections to guard our buses

  • Simon Sawyer (MNHS)

    A new resource for women experiencing IPV

MC & Judges

  • Danielle Storey

    Danielle Storey is the CEO of the Eastern Innovation Business Centre, a professional speaker and mentor with a particular passion for the fields of small business, innovation, marketing, sales, customer service and employee engagement. Danielle is an outstanding storyteller with a humorous and heart-warming approach to imparting her relationship strategies. She is a specialist in systems that create customer delight – service with “a little bit more.”

  • MC - Dr Susan Carland

    Dr Susan Carland is an academic, author, and social commentator. She has a PhD from Monash University’s School of Social Sciences, where she is a lecturer and researcher at Monash University’s National Centre for Australian Studies. Her teaching and research expertise are in gender, sociology, and contemporary Australia. Susan is a regular paper reviewer and Friday panelist on ABC TV’s News Breakfast,and also hosted the ABC Radio National Series Assumptions.

  • Dr Matthew Crum

    Dr Matt Crum completed a PhD at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS), located at the Monash Parkville Campus. As a Pharmacist with a passion for the pharmaceutical sciences he works for Pfizer Inc., in the Pfizer Essential Health (PEH) division to make an impact on patient health. PEH is a leader in off-patent sterile injectable medicine for developed and emerging markets.

  • Professor Sharon Pickering (Chair)

    Sharon Pickering is a Professor of Criminology and Dean of Arts at Monash University. She researches irregular border crossing and has written in the areas of refugees and trafficking with a focus on gender and human rights. Sharon is the Founder and Director of the Border Crossing Observatory – an innovative virtual research centre that produces high quality and independent research on border crossings. She has authored 14 books and over 60 journal articles and book chapters.

Prizes in 2017

Monash final10 AugustWinner$5000 and represent Monash at Asia-Pacific final in Queensland (29 Sept, 2017)
Runner Up$2000
People’s Choice Award$1000
MPA Inspiration Award$500
Audience PrizeApple iPad Mini (Gold) - competition details announced at event
Asia-Pacific final
29 September
Winner$5000 research travel grant
Runner Up$2000 research travel grant
People’s Choice$1000 research travel grant

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For any information relating to the Monash 3MT Final, please contact:
Roanne Jayamanne
Senior Communications Officer | Monash Graduate Education
E: Roanne.jayamanne@monash.edu

For more information about the 3MT at Monash, visit this page.

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