How to enjoy the limelight for 3 minutes

This post is written by Sia Ming Yean, UNMC 2017 3MT® Runner Up.  Taking part in the 3MT this year was actually my second attempt in the competition. I had initially given it a pass but was later convinced by a very persuasive friend to try again. Through 3MT, I learned how to structure my talk …

My 3MT Experience: What is the worst that could happen?

This post is written by Olaoluwa Duro-Bello, UNMC 2017 3MT® Winner. I reckon I was the last contestant to register for the 3MT competition this year. Every time I received an email from the Graduate School reminding students about registering for the competition, I would simply mark the email as read and procrastinate registering. But on …

Research Showcase Experience #3

This post is contributed by Lahari Murali, recipient of the Best Press Release Award. Participating in the Research Showcase this year was a formative experience. Apart from giving an opportunity to communicate my work and its significance, this competition helped me realise the importance of science communication in the present world. Before the competition, I …

Research Showcase Experience #2

This post is contributed by Rayan Sabra, recipient of the People’s Choice Award. During my previous years, I only had the opportunity to take part in oral presentations but never in poster presentations. So the Research Showcase was literally my fist ever experience in poster designing and presentation. It was definitely enjoyable and beneficial! The …

Research Showcase Experience #1

This post is written by Tham Shiau Ying, Overall Winner and the recipient of the Best Poster Award. I was a little apprehensive to begin with the task of preparing a 250 word press release in a simplistic layman version of my PhD work. Yet, the experience was both challenging and unique because I had …

3 years in the lab

This post is written by Mohammad Reza Ketabchi, PhD candidate from the Department of Chemical and Environmental Enigneering. The story began on 29th October 2013. It was a peaceful sunny day. I was officially a PhD student at the Faculty of Engineering. On those very first few days, I was well informed by the members …

Study Experience at RIKEN

This post is contributed by Jason Chin, a PhD candidate at The University of Science, Malaysia [Universiti Sains Malaysia, USM]. I joined the International Programme Associate (IPA) in October 2015 for the fully funded short term programme (six months) to study at RIKEN in Japan. There are different durations of studying under this programme, from six …

My PhD journey thus far

This post is written by Arun Prabhakar, PhD student from the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering. My journey as a PhD student has been comparable to a mountain hike without a doubt. Throughout this ride I’ve come through peaks of joy and downfalls. My supervisors, Dr Yousif (UNMC) and Dr Kathy (UNUK), have …

PGRs – Thank you for being there

This post is written by Dr Svenja Hanson, Associate Professor from the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering. A shout out to PGRs, and an apology if you have only ever have heard from me – and most of my colleagues – when you were allocate to help us teach. No, we don’t think you …

My 3MT® Experience

This post is written by Mohammed Ayoub Juman, 2016 UNMC 3MT® Runner Up. Taking part in the 3MT® competition this year and even coming in as the Runner Up was an amazing experience. Even though I had previously been up on stage, this was the first time I was put on the spot to talk …