stop watch set to 3 minutesUWindsor contestants will showcase their research and presentation skills in the Three Minute Thesis competition, March 28 in the CAW Student Centre.

Grad students to race clock in explaining research projects

The campus community can watch grad students try to beat the clock Tuesday in the Three Minute Thesis competition, starting at 1 p.m. in the Ambassador Auditorium, CAW Student Centre.

Now in its fifth year, the contest challenges doctoral and master’s candidates to offer a presentation on their thesis or dissertation topic to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes. Top finishers will win cash prizes and the champion will represent the University of Windsor in a provincial competition. Winners there advance to a national round in June.

Scheduled presenters include:

  • Mary Ann Zokvic, human kinetics, “Putting a squeeze on heart disease”
  • Nesreen Elkord, education, “Will you hold my hand to the end of the road?”
  • Jonathan Mertz, history, “No, we are not going back”
  • Travis DeWolfe, chemistry and biochemistry, “Supercomputers against superbugs”
  • Mehdi Mehdi, mechanical, automotive and materials engineering, “Could Magneto save the world?”
  • Antonette Scavone, psychology, “Going to the dark side”
  • Bahar Youssefi, electrical and computer engineering, “Secret message from the brain”
  • Christopher Cameron, English language, literature and creative writing, “There and back again”
  • Dragana Ostojic, psychology, “Examining our wandering minds”
  • Molly-Gloria Harper, sociology, anthropology and criminology, “Can't you just delete it?”
  • Rose Gomar, electrical and computer engineering, “Brain-inspired computers”
  • Priscilla Bernauer, English language, literature and creative writing, “A little Miss”

Find more information on the competition website.

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