2017 Three Minute Thesis Final

Three Minute Thesis 2017

ANU Three Minute Thesis final will inspire and entertain

Catch a glimpse of the amazing research projects by ANU PhD students in the 2017 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) final.

The 3MT is an international competition for research students to explain their research and why it is important, all in plain language for three minutes and with  only a single PowerPoint slide. The ANU Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Final will be held at Llewellyn Hall on Wednesday 6 September at 6pm, and promises to be an evening of great  entertainment. Tickets are free. On the night, 12 finalists will wow the audience and the judges for the ANU 3MT 2017 crown, $4000 in prize money and a place in the 3MT Asia-Pacific grand final. Audience members can also vote for the People's Choice Award and the audience favourite will take home a $500 cash prize.

Judges on the night are ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr, ANU Vice-Chancellor Brian Schmidt, Janelle Weissman, Shane Drumgold and Stephanie Peatling.

We have 12 outstanding candidates from across the ANU share their research,

  • Tina Gregor, College of Asia and the Pacific, "Capturing Language"
  • Christiana McDonald-Spicer, College of Science, "Refugia: Islands in the Landscape"
  • Peter Anderson, College of Engineering and Computer Science, "The Language of Sight"
  • Jessica Lowczak, College of Science, "Mud and Molten Cocktails"
  • Anuparna Mukherjee, College of Arts and Social Sciences, "Empire's Nostalgia"
  • Jacob Ross, College of Science, "Building the legoverse"
  • Itrat Batool, College of Business and Economics, "The package features that betray your senses!"
  • Bethany McBride, College of Science, "Ceramics for Solar"
  • Erin Andrew, College of Science, "Cancer immunotherapy: fighting back against cancer"
  • Leopold Sudaryono, College of Arts and Social Sciences, "Overcoming Prison Overcrowding in Indonesia"
  • Christina Griffin, College of Asia and the Pacific, "Potatoes on Volcanoes"
  • Ankita Gagrani, College of Engineering and Computer Science, "Green Energy: Is it completely green?"

We will also be live streaming on the night via ANU Facebook from 6pm 6 September, https://www.facebook.com/TheAustralianNationalUniversity

Date & time

6–8pm 6 Sep 2017


Llewellyn Hall, The Australian National University Canberra, ACT 2601


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