Rules and Judging Criteria
The winner of the UWA 3MT competition is supported to represent UWA at the Asia-Pacific 3MT CompetitionTM at the University of Queensland.
Finalists in 2018 are eligible for selection for a paid internship with the UK's "Naked Scientists" research communication program.
The 2017 UWA 3MT was won by Gavrielle Untracht from the Optical + Biomedical Engineering Lab, School of electrical, electronic and computer engineering
Talks from previous 3MT Trans-Tasman competitors are available to view.
Gavrielle Untracht No hard feelings: using tissue stiffness for non-invasive cancer detection, Winner
Wes Wilson Looking forward, looking back: Western Australia's story of hope for Mesothelioma, Runner-up
Samuel Lymbery Males are less selfish when their relatives are around, People's choice
Michael Bennett Australian climate law in the era of the Paris agreement TEDxUWA Choice
Bronwyn Ayre The birds and the bees
Laura Skates Murderous plants and mysterious bugs
Arman Siavashi Heart attack and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)?!
Why do it?
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.