UWindsor doctoral candidates Chris Allan and Rebecca Williams will join 28 graduate students from across the province for the finals of the Three Minute Thesis competition today—Thursday, April 18—at Queen’s University.
The competition challenges researchers to offer a presentation on their thesis or dissertation topic to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes.
Winning the University’s inaugural Three Minute Thesis Competition was a little overwhelming for Chris Allan, but he is already looking ahead: “I am really excited to be going to Kingston,” he said.
The doctoral student in chemistry will represent Windsor in the province-wide competition, April 18 at Queens University, after taking top local honours Monday with his presentation “From your TV to the lab: Exploring the reactivity of indium.” He also will receive a $1,000 cash award.
The University’s first Three Minute Thesis Competition will wrap up today with presentations by eight finalists who advanced from the preliminary heats.
Windsor Welcome Week is a time to begin building community, says Beth Oakley, director of the Educational Development Centre.
“We work hard to help students establish that sense of belonging,” she says. “All our activities, whether social or academic, are geared toward creating networks of support.”
Oakley will be immersing herself in the experience more than usual as she participates in Sunday’s Camp on Campus, staying overnight in the residence quad.