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Three Minute Thesis (3MT®)

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

In 2022, UniSQ is participating in the Virtual 3MT® Asia-Pacific Competition. This is the chance for doctoral candidates (who have completed their confirmation of candidature) to enter a competition where they could go on to represent UniSQ, with national and international recognition, prize money, and new audiences for their research. 

The Three Minute Thesis competition celebrates the exciting research conducted by doctoral students. Developed by The University of Queensland, 3MT® cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. 
 
The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. 
 
All participants in the UniSQ 3MT® Competition will benefit, gaining skills in communicating and disseminating your research. Each participant will receive one-on-one feedback on their entry. 
 
Applicants are required to participate in three training sessions (each of one hour duration). This will be followed by a personalised review of entries by a UniSQ expert. Entries will be assessed by a panel of UniSQ judges. 
 
UniSQ will award the following prizes: 
 
1st Prize: $1000* and representing UniSQ in the 2022 Virtual Asia-Pacific 3MT® Competition 
 
2nd Prize: $500* 
 
People's Choice: $250* 

*To be spent on research related activities. 

Applications for the 2022 UniSQ Virtual 3MT® have now closed

First and second place are judged by our panel. The winner of UniSQ’ s Virtual 3MT® will go on to represent UniSQ at the Virtual 3MT® Asia Pacific competition. 

The third award is the People’s Choice award and gives the UniSQ community the opportunity to cast your vote for your favourite presentation. 

We are excited to announce the winners of USQ’s inaugural Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition. It is great to see the professionalism and passion in the presentation of the interesting and important work that UniSQ’s Higher Degree by Research Students are undertaking!

Winners of the 2022 UniSQ Virtual 3MT® 

We are delighted to share with you the First and Second place winners selected by the judging panel:
 
UniSQ First Place, (representing UniSQ at the 2022 Virtual Asia Pacific Competition ®)
Dinuki Seneviratne
Aboriginal traditional bush remedies incorporated into hydrogels – 
Potential treatment for chronic wounds in remote communities.

UniSQ Second Place
Hannah Churton
Policy frameworks for converting food waste into valuable products.
 
UniSQ People’s Choice Award
Khaled Mohammed Saifullah
A microneedle integrated biosensor for the detection of troponin in interstitial 
fluid for early diagnosis of Acute Myocardial Infarction.
 
We thank all participants for sharing their research and our Professor Marcus Harmes who facilitated a comprehensive training program and Review process.

 

Submissions

What planet hunting can tell us about E.T.
Experiencing the Impact of an Unfair Dismissal: Explorations of Career Recovery
Medication Safety in Paramedicine
Aboriginal traditional bush remedies incorporated into hydrogels - Potential treatment for chronic wounds in remote communities.
Dinuki Seneviratne
Dinuki Seneviratne
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Mathematical Readiness of South Asian International Students Studying Degrees Dependent on Quantitative Reasoning.
Dush Bandarawwickrama
Dush Bandarawwickrama
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Image Classification using Quantum Machine Learning for Intelligent Transportation System
Policy frameworks for converting food waste into valuable products
Fiscal Support During the COVID 19 Pandemic and its Determinants: OECD Perspectives.
Imalka Rathnayaka
Imalka Rathnayaka
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A child’s right to participate vs a child’s right to protection.
Isabelle Chassain
Isabelle Chassain
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Understanding Transition from Care in North Queensland.
A microneedle integrated biosensor for the detection of troponin in interstitial fluid for early diagnosis of Acute Myocardial Infarction.
Khaled Mohammed Saifullah
Khaled Mohammed Saifullah
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Detecting Imminent Suicide Risk.
Using dots to save the understudied tropical montane forests
Richard Dein Altarez
Richard Dein Altarez
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Carbon reduction and recycling from agricultural waste
Managing expectations - The experiences of early career teachers teaching students with diverse learning needs in general education classrooms.
Honouring Children's Voices in Nature.
Vicki Christopher
Vicki Christopher
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Protect your crop with the eyes of infrared technology.