UWA 3MT 2019 was Wednesday 18th September at IQX, Broadway.


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View the 2019 preparation program here.

Workshop your 3MT notes

Read the Rules and Judging Criteria here

Contact Dr Krystyna Haq if you have any questions about UWA 3MT.

Many thanks to our major sponsor Unibank.

Thanks also to TEDxUWA and Uniprint.

UWA Finalists 2019

  • 3MT 2018 Winner
  • 3MT 2018 Runner Up
  • 3MT 2018 Competitors
  • 3MT 2018 Peoples Choice
  • 3MT 2018 TEDx Winner

View the talks from all finalists here

The 2019 UWA 3MT was won by Katarina Doughty from the School of Biological Sciences with her talk Reducing food waste through insect farming.

  • Runner-up: Danielle Fynn Emotional blindness: alexithymia after brain injury
  • People's choice: Katarina Doughty Reducing global food waste through insect farming
  • Matariki Network 3MT selection: James Youd Once upon a time in a land down under
  • TEDxUWA Choice: Jessica Kerr Trust and fairy dust: talking about making judges.
  • Wesley Moss The need for seed: harvesting natural nitrogen
  • Lizzie Speechley Bird brain: insult or compliment?
  • Lucy Arrowsmith The costs of a warming environment on the world's largest fish
  • Sahira Bell They can't kelp themselves
  • Terence Chia: Knowing your onions!
  • Shima Motooka Solving the puzzle of polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Charlotte Birkmanis Sharks and where to find them
  • Alessandro Silvestri The revolving door of modern warfare: civilian direct participation in hostilities

Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition 

The 2019 Asia-Pacific 3MT will be held on Friday 4th October, at the University of Queensland.  

The Doctoral student (including thesis under examination) whose talk is judged to be the best, will be supported to represent UWA at the Asia-Pacific 3MT CompetitionTM .

A Masters student may win the UWA 3MT but is ineligible for the Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition.

Talks from previous 3MT Trans-Tasman competitors are available to view. 

UWA's Ben McAllister from the School of Physics, was selected as one of 10 finalists from among 58 competitors at the 2018 Asia-Pacific 3MT on 27th September 2018. 

Training Internship

Finalists are eligible for selection for a 2 month training internship with "The Naked Scientists" research communication program based at Cambridge University in the UK.

Why do it?

Read Laura Skates' blog post  here 

This event is fun, sociable and rewarding. To quote some competitors:
  • "Just do it. It's a lot of fun and you meet some really cool people."
  • "You spend more time procrastinating than what preparing your 3MT will take you."
  • "...[it] makes you remember why you got into [your research] in the first place and essentially provides a refreshed/positive/proud outlook.