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Doctoral Research Showcase, 2019
April 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
It brings together two student competitions, Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) and Bake Your Doctorate, along with posters, demonstrations and displays from doctoral researchers.
Whether you decide to take part, or simply come along, the Showcase is your opportunity to share ideas and discoveries with fellow researchers, other students and staff, right across the University.
Bake your Doctorate.
Bake your Doctorate challenges students to describe their research through the medium of baking. Last year, after much deliberation, the judges awarded Anna Kinsella, (Department of Chemistry) the Panel’s Choice Award. Anna’s creation used a ferris wheel of cupcakes to represent new and natural ways to form carbon bonds, found in molecules, using non-toxic materials.
Three Minute Thesis semi-finals
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. It challenges students to present what would normally be up to 80,000 word thesis in just three minutes. Last year, Kay Fountain from the Department of Biology and Biochemistry was crowned winner. We’ll be welcoming students to battle it out for a place at the final in June.
Posters, demonstrations and displays
Alongside the competitions, students will be presenting posters, delivering demonstrations and creating displays to communicate their research. Ideas coming in so far include: a folk music video to explore reflections of military service, a picture to represent how flooding is linked with our feelings and a poster to explain cell signaling in cancer and drug resistance.