August 9, 2023, by Lisa Chin

⚡️ Research in a flash – Join us at 3MT® Live!

3MT® Live!

Wednesday 23 August 2023

🌟 Join us for an exhilarating intellectual adventure at our highly anticipated Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition! Get ready to be captivated by our PhD students as they take centre stage, presenting their research in a riveting three-minute spectacle! 🚀

Experience the electrifying rush as they condense years of dedication and hard work into brief, impactful presentations. These fast-paced talks will keep you on the edge of your seat, unveiling innovative ideas and transformative discoveries from diverse disciplines.

Witness the clash of eloquence as our contestants compete for the coveted top prize, showcasing their ability to communicate complex concepts with clarity and conciseness. The winner will have a chance to represent our University on the global stage in the prestigious U21 Final, making it an event you don’t want to miss!

📅 Agenda

🕒 9:30 AM – Reception: Secure your front-row seat to innovation and inspiration.

💡 9:45 AM – Welcome and introduction address: Be inspired by a short yet powerful speech from our Provost and CEO, Professor Sarah Metcalfe, as she epitomises the essence of 3MT® concept with her very own 3-minute speech.

🔍 9:50 AM – Opening remarks: Discover what’s in store for you, from an overview of the competition to an introduction of our esteemed judges.

🎤 10:00 AM – 3MT® presentations: Experience a whirlwind of ideas and innovations as our contestants share their research in rapid-fire presentations. 

🔍 12:00 PM – Closing address: Reflect on an enriching day with insights from our Vice-Provost for Research and Knowledge Exchange, Professor Christopher Gibbins.

🏆 12:15 PM – Award ceremony: Celebrate outstanding achievements as we announce the winner and runners-up.

We welcome all staff and students to join us in supporting our PhD students at this exciting and fast-paced event. By being a part of this momentous event, you will gain insight into the forefront of research excellence and the profound implications it holds for our collective future. 

So, mark your calendar and join us as we dive into the thrilling world of research in a flash! Be inspired, be amazed, be part of the action and witness the power of research in shaping the future! 

What is it about?

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic research competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. It challenges doctoral researchers to explain the complexity and relevance of their research to a non-specialist audience in a concise and engaging way.

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