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Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic competition developed by the University of Queensland (UQ) to celebrate the exciting research conducted by doctoral candidates. The competition cultivates academic, presentation, and research communication skills whilst increasing a candidates capacity to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. Competitors are allowed 3 minutes, one PowerPoint slide, and no other resources or props.

ACU Winner 

Adrien McCrory
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Runner Up and Winner of Peoples' Choice 

Jordan Hinton 
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Thae Oo Khaing
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Geetanjali Rogers
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Emily Subara-Zukic
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Katrina Wilhite
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ACU Winner

Geetanjali Basarkod
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Runner up

Naomi Paine
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Winner of Peoples' Choice

Bobby Shamim
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Zachary Conway
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Mathew Pfeiffer
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Christopher Swain
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Geoffrey Warman
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