3 Minute Thesis Competition success

02 September 2016
3 Minute Thesis winners
Robert Vennell (Masters Runner-up), Kate Riegle van West (Doctoral & People’s Choice Award winner), Keith Sutherland (Citizen Watches), Sobia Mughal (Masters winner) and Sam Hitchman (Doctoral Runner-up)

Congratulations to the Faculty of Science finalists in last night’s 3 Minute Thesis Competition for their outstanding presentations.   The judges commented that the presentations were of a really high standard and they had a very tough time picking the winners.

Doctoral Runner-Up:
Sam Hitchman  – Faculty of Science - Physics
Title: Laser generated quakes: from Earth to apples

Masters Runner-up:
Robert Vennell – Faculty of Science – Biological Sciences
Title: A Damage Function for Wild Pig Rooting in New Zealand Forests

Nazish Khan a Masters student from the Department of Computer Science and Tom Saunders a Masters student studying Biodiversity and Biosecurity at the School of Biological Sciences are also finalists.  

Additional information:

Doctoral Winner:
Kate Riegle van West – Faculty of Creative Arts & Industries – Dance Studies
Title: The effects of International Poi on cognitive and physical function in healthy older adults

Masters Winner:
Sobia Mughal – Business School - Marketing
Title: Sharing economy: Why consumers become suppliers.

People’s Choice Award:
Our doctoral winner, Kate Riegle van West from the Faculty of Creative Arts & Industries – Dance Studies was also named the People’s Choice winner!  Well done Kate!