Engineering graduate students to compete at university-wide Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition

Friday, March 27, 2015

Two graduate students will represent the Faculty of Engineering on April 2, 2015 at the University of Waterloo's 3rd annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competitionCompetitors have 1 static slide and 3 minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their research to a non-specialist audience.

Nineteen students from research-based master's and doctoral programs participated in the Faculty of Engineering qualifying heats, presenting their research to a diverse panel of judges. Elahe Jabari (PhD candidate, Mechanical) and Ali Haghi (PhD candidate, Electrical) were selected to take part in the university-wide competition for a chance to win cash prizes and advance onto the provincial competition hosted by Western University. 

The 3MT competition is an exciting way for students to enhance their presentation skills and deliver the impact of engineering research to a broad audience. During the qualifying heats, engineering presentations covered a wide range of research, from micro-scale 3D printing to improving wireless internet speed.

Last year, PhD candidate Mihaela Vlasea, from Mechanical Engineering was runner up in the 2014 university-wide competition. Watch Miheala’s presentation captured on video about building bionic bones using 3D printing.

Be part of the action by watching the event live and selecting the People’s Choice award using iClickers.