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.