Prizes include research and travel grants.
They are awarded to the winner and the runner-up as selected by the judges, and to the Peoples' Choice winner selected by the audience.
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT)™ competition is an exercise in developing important academic and research communication skills.
The challenge is to give an engaging and dynamic talk on your research topic and its significance, in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience, in just 3 minutes.
The 2016 UWA 3MT will be held on Thursday 8th September during Research Week.
The 2015 UWA 3MT competition was won by Marcus Giacci, School of Animal Biology.
The 2015 Trans-Tasman competition was held at the University of Queensland. Competitors represented 50 Universities in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Japan. UWA's Marcus Giacci was selected as one of 10 finalists.
The 2014 Trans-Tasman 3MT was held at UWA .
The finalists were (L to R): Kenny Sabir, Uni of Sydney; Max Halupka, Uni of Canberra; Tridib Saha, Monash Uni, Malaysia; Rosanna Stevens, ANU; Sarah Marley, Curtin Uni; Stephanie-Anne Croft, AUT; Harshani Perera, Murdoch Uni; Leah Coutts, Griffith Uni; Siti Aimi Sarah Zainal Abidin, UPM and Bronwyn Milkins, UWA.
The winner was Sarah Marley, Curtin Uni "Say what? Coastal dolphins and noisy environments"
Rosanna Stevens, ANU "Now you see it." was Runner-up and Peoples' Choice Award Winner
UWA's Bronwyn Milkins explained how her research may help improve sleep.