On Friday 14 September 2012, 18 competitors from across all faculties took part in the University of Newcastle final in the challenge to explain their research to a non-specialist audience in 3 minutes.
The UoN Judges
The judging panel consisted of Prof Trevor Waring (former Chancellor), Mr Andrew Cornwell MP (Member for Charlestown) and Ms Lisa Sutton-Gardner (Managing Director - Enigma Communications).
The winners of the University of Newcastle final were:
1st place – Vincent Candrawinata - PhD (Food Science)
"The Extraction and Utilisation of the Polyphenolics from Apple Juice Pomace"
2nd place – Vaibhav Gaikwad - PhD (Chemical Engineering)
"Effluent Polymer: A Cold Plasma Approach"
3rd place – Daniel Beard - PhD (Human Physiology)
"Collaterals in the Brain: A Potential New Treatment for Stroke"
Congratulations to all the finalists that competed on the day. The standard of presentation by all the finalists was outstanding and we wish Vincent all the best for the final in Brisbane.
Vincent represented the University of Newcastle at the National/Trans-Tasman competition on 11 October 2012 at the University of Queensland.
For more information visit http://www.uq.edu.au/grad-school/three-minute-thesis
2012 Three Minute Thesis Winners
2012 Three Minute Thesis Finalists
2012 Three Minute Thesis Finalists Videos
Increasing Physical Acitivity and Reducing Screen-time to Improve the Health and Wellbeing of Adolescent Boys
Mohammad Saeed Masoomi
Foundations of Earthquake Engineering
The Impact of Monetary Policy Announcements on Australian Financial Markets
Inflammatory Mediators in Depression
Fractal Box Integrals: Placing Maths on Your Mind
Effluent to Polymer: A Cold Plasma Approach
What Makes You Think I Am Talking to You?!?
Human Capital Accumulation, Economic Growth and Productivity Determinants
The Extraction and Utilisation of the Polyphenolics from Apple Juice Pomace
Targeting Mothers and Daughters to Lead an Active Lifestyle: The M.A.D.E. (Mothers and Daughters Exercising) 4 Life Program
Kim Van Netten
Enhanced Recovery of Fine Coal Particles Using a Modified Oil Agglomeration Process
Impact of the Network on Firms' Export Performance: Network and Non-Network Firms' Export Performance amongst Australian SMEs
A Practical Approach to Energy
Collaterals in the Brain: A Potential New Treatment for Stroke
Whole-person Development of a Child Through Values Education
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Anxious Adolescents: Effectiveness and Mechanisms for Change
Sazal Kumar Kundu
Restoring Ozone Layer
The Move More for Life Study: The Development and Evaluation of a Physical Activity Intervention Designed to Promote Physical Activity Among Breast Cancer Survivors