Congratulations to the 3MT winners and runners up!
This year’s heats were, undoubtedly, some of the best yet! All of the contestants were poised and professional and, without exception, the entries were excellent both in content and in presentation. Everyone who took part should be exceptionally proud of themselves for all that they accomplished.
However, 3MT is a competition and there were some entries which, in the judges eyes, distinguished themselves from the general level of excellence. Three contestants from each heat were chosen to go forward to the finals and compete again for the grand prize – a £1000 research and travel grant.
From the College of Science and Engineering Heats our winner and runners up were:
Gavin Macauley - More is different: how tiny magnetic Lego can build the next generation of computers
Katie Riddoch - Robot Friends – Science Fiction or Reality?
Oleksandr Zhdanov - How do plants respond to wind?
From the first College of MVLS heats our winner and runners up were:
Kathryn McCall - The SABER Study has a Bone to Pick with Septic Arthritis
Narissa Parry - Initiating Self Destruct: using cancer cells’ own defence against them
Raminta Kazlauskaite - SalmoSim - An Artificial Salmon Gut System
From the second College of MVLS heats our winner and runners up were
Emma Elliott - Draw me a clock…
Caitlin Duncan - Going Loopy: Predicting Treatment Response in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rommel J. Gestuveo - Zika virus: outsmarting the clever
College of Arts and College of Social Sciences
Michaela Hruskova - Entrepreneurial Ecosystems or Egosystems?
Saowalak Boonaiem - Does international tax increase foreign direct investment in developing countries?
Jorge Pinheiro - Macroprudential Policy in a Union
The videos of all of the contestants will be up for you to enjoy next week on our 3MT page and, if you’ve not already got it in your dairy, the finals will be held on the 21st March in the Senate Room. Hope to see you there!