UWA 3MT

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View the 2018 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 2018

  • 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 2018 UWA 3MT was won by Ben McAllister from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems, School of Physics.

  • Winner: Ben McAllister Shining a light on dark matter.
  • Runner-up: Laura Skates How hungry are carnivorous plants?
  • People's choice: Armin Scheben Lighting up dark data to feed the world.
  • TEDxUWA Choice: Dennis Power Flowers to pharmaceuticals.
  • Vanja Todorovski Paraspeckles - a potential therapeutic target for cancer metastasis?
  • Erchuan Zhang Action recognition.
  • Irina Kuznetsova A million piece biomedical puzzle.
  • Ari Rakatama Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+): "It needs more than just money."
  • Michael Page Schroedinger's cat-flap and the interstellar laboratory.
  • Manuel Herduin Unlocking Australia's wave energy power.

Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition

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 at the University of Queensland. 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 competitor 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. 

Training Internship

Finalists in 2018 were 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.