3-Minute Thesis Competition - 2016
3-Minute Thesis and Ma thèse en 180 secondes competitions give to graduate students the opportunity to take on a big challenge: present in a compelling way their thesis topic and its significance in just three minutes. 3MT and MT180 are the perfect occasion for them to improve their communication skills while offering a unique environment to present their research in the public space.
Tuesday, March 15 was held the 2016 edition of 3MT and Ma thèse en 180 secondes competitions at uOttawa. Congratulations to the winners, Justin Whitaker, master’s student at the Faculty of Science for the 3MT competition and Natalie Richer, PhD student at the Faculty of Health Sciences for Ma thèse en 180 secondes competition! The winners represented the University of Ottawa at the 2016 provincial and national finals.
Several graduate students presented their thesis and we want to thank all participants for daring to take on the challenge!
Scroll down this page to view the participants' presentation.
Judges of 2016 uOttawa Competition
Lynne Bowker, Vice-Dean, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, uOttawa
Sylvie Carbonneau, Director of Marketing and Communications, Shaw Centre
Dominic Faucher, Associate Creative Director, Orkestra
Benjamin Miller, 3MT Winner of 2015 uOttawa Competition
3MT Winner 2016
Name: Justin Whitaker
Program: Earth Science
Thesis title: Investigating the Overexpression and Structural Engineering of Urease Apoprotein in Sporosarcina ureae for Increased Ureolytic Activity
Thesis supervisor: Dr. Danielle Fortin (Earth Science) and Dr. Sai Vanapalli (Civil Engineering)
MT180 Winner 2016
Name: Natalie Richer
Program: Human Kinetics
Thesis Title: Postural control mechanisms in youth and seniors
Thesis supervisor: Yves Lajoie
* presentation available in French only
2nd place, 3MT 2016
Name: Shruti Mallya