James Wright wins MARCS 3MT competition

James Wright MARCS 3MT winnerMARCS Institute would like to congratulate PhD student James Wright from our Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience group for winning the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition held on Monday 29 June 2015.

The 3MT is a skills development activity which challenges Research Higher Degree students to explain their research project to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes.

The talk is accompanied only by a single static PowerPoint slide. This means that animations are not permitted; additional electronic media such as sound and video files are not permitted; and props such as costumes, instruments or pieces of scientific equipment are not permitted.

James' presentation was titled "Somatosensory Interfaces or Helping robots to feel what you feel".

As the winner of the MARCS 3MT event, James will now compete in the UWS 3MT Final, to be held in August. The winner of the UWS 3MT will then represent UWS at the Trans-Tasman final to be held on 2 October 2015 at The University of Queensland. 

James also took out the People's Choice prize, while Steffen Herff was chosen as the Runner Up.

Thanks also to Anne Dwyer, Anita Paas and Tanya Pritchard for taking part in the competition.