Three Minute Thesis 3MT®
Congratulations to our 2020 winner Erin Brodie, from the Faculty of Engineering, with her presentation "Human-Plane Bits: New Alloys for Implants". Erin also won the MGA People's Choice Award, so an amazing effort all round! Erin will go on to represent Monash at the Asia-Pacific Finals which begin in September. Stay tuned for further information on this event.
Congratulations also to our runner up Angela Schumann, from the Faculty of Arts, with her presentation "Confessing Shakespeare: Uncovering the structures of confession in Shakespeare's plays".
Well done to all finalists and competitors in this year's Three Minute Thesis competition, and thank you to everyone who helped to make it such a success.
The Monash Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Final 2020 is coming up on Tuesday 18 August. It's been an incredibly challenging and very unique event this year - but our participants have done an amazing job with their virtual entries!
This year, we welcomed participants from the IITB-Monash Research Academy in India for the first time, which was very exciting, and we were overwhelmed all round by the high level of entries received from everyone.
Join us (virtually!) on Tuesday 18 August at 3pm, as we view this year's finalists' presentations and announce the winner, who will then go onto represent Monash at the Asia-Pacific finals in October.
We will also be announcing the winner of our Visualise Your Thesis (VYT) competition, which Monash have taken part in for the first time this year.
Thank you to our Master of Ceremonies and Judging Panel. You can read more about them below!
Professor Sharon Ricardo is the Academic Director of the Monash Graduate Research Office, and works alongside the Vice-Provost (Faculty and Graduate Affairs) to make decisions and provide guidance on a range of complex academic matters related to graduate research. Professor Ricardo obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne in 1994. She completed a post doctorate at Pennsylvania State University for six years before commencing at Monash University in 2000. She has received numerous awards for her research contribution in the field of kidney disease and regenerative medicine, and is currently a research group leader in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.
As Vice-Provost (Faculty and Graduate Affairs), Professor Matthew Gillespie provides strategic leadership to support the continuing improvement of Monash’s academic reputation. Trained in microbiology and immunology, he is known for his works as a bone cell biologist and cancer researcher. He has served on a number of research committees and has held editorial roles in global scientific communities.
Professor Marc Parlange is the Provost and Senior Vice- President of Monash University. Prior to Monash, he served as Dean in universities in Canada and Switzerland. He is a highly regarded scientist in environmental fluid mechanics. An active researcher in hydrology and climate change, his research addresses water resource challenges in remote communities.
As the Director for Research and Collections at Museums Victoria and a Monash alumna, Dr Nurin Veis has expert knowledge of science and the scientific environment with an establish reputation in audiences and public communication. She made significant breakthrough in establishing Scienceworks as an innovator in STEM-based learning experiences. Nurin has a background in biochemistry, immunology and cell biology, having worked as a medical researcher in both Melbourne and New York.
Professor Jacinta Elston, an Aboriginal woman from Townsville in North Queensland is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous) at Monash University. Previous to Monash Professor Elston was Professor of Indigenous Health, and Associate Dean (Strategy and Engagement) in the College of Medicine and Dentistry at James Cook University (JCU). Professor Elston has a Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine from James Cook University, and is a Fellow of the Australian Rural Leaders Foundation. She is currently serving as the Deputy Chair of the Breast Cancer Network Australia, and the Chair of Cancer Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership Group.
About the competition
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland, and celebrates the exciting research conducted by PhD students in Australia and around the world.
Do you think you could present your entire PhD thesis to a general audience in just 3 minutes?
Beginning in 2008, the first 3MT® competition was held at UQ with 160 Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates competing.
Just one year later in 2009, the 3MT® competition was promoted to other Australian and New Zealand universities and enthusiasm for the concept grew.
Now, 3MT® is held in over 900 universities across more than 80 countries worldwide.
As a result of the current COVID-19 restrictions, The University of Queensland (UQ) has moved the 2020 Asia Pacific Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition to a virtual format. Competitors will be required to enter via a pre-recorded video submission.
UQ also require that the Monash final be judged by pre-recorded video submission in order to ensure consistency and avoid disadvantages that might occur as a result of technical issues in a live feed.
Thank you to the Monash Graduate Association (MGA) for their generous support once again this year, with both faculty rounds and Monash final prizes.
|Monash Final - Virtual||Winner||- $5000|
- Represent Monash at virtual Asia Pacific Final
|MGA People's Choice Award||$500|
|Asia Pacific Final - Virtual||Winner||$5000|
Please note: competitors *will not* be judged on video/ recording quality or editing capabilities (optional inclusions). Judging will focus on the presentation, ability to communicate research to a non-specialist audience, and 3MT PowerPoint slide.
Please note: After each competition round competitors have the option to either submit their current presentation or rerecord and submit a new presentation for entry into the next round.
Please note; As a result of the current COVID-19 restrictions, The University of Queensland (UQ) has moved the 2020 Asia Pacific Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition to a virtual format. Competitors will be required to enter via a pre-recorded video submission.
UQ also require that the Monash final be judged by pre-recorded video submission.
|April - May - June||Faculty rounds|
|16 July||Wildcard nominations due|
|21 July||Wildcard winner announced|
|18 August||Monash University Virtual Final|
|14-20 September||Asia-Pacific Semi-Final|
|21-27 September||Asia-Pacific Final Showcase|
|1 October||Asia-Pacific Virtual Final - Meet the Finalists Q&A and Winners Announced|
If you have any questions please contact the Monash Graduate Research Office
See how last year's winners performed