This year’s 3MT finalists at York have done it again… and better!
Presenting fantastic research that’s set to change the world and the way we think, live and interact with each other, these 11 PhD researchers wowed our largest audience ever – 400 online viewers from around the world, across multiple time zones!
Despite the restrictions of being lockdown, finalists worked hard with trainers and each other to perfect their presentations, sharing the complexities of their doctoral research in just three incredibly exciting, nail-biting minutes.
This was also the first time that York have conducted the 3MT finals entirely online. However, while it was certainly very different from a live event, it was no less engaging. In fact, more people than ever were able to attend and to vote in the live poll for the people’s choice award, which means that public engagement and sharing of York’s PhD research was at all-time high!
Congratulations again to the winners:
- first place and people’s choice winner, Zainab Kidwai (Health Sciences) who is developing a method for detecting oral cancers at an earlier stage
- second place winner Rui Qi Choo (Education, and Language and Linguistic Science) who is studying how young bilingual infants differentiate between tones and syllables in their learning of language
- third place winner Justin Lo (Language and Linguistic Science), who is investigating the similarities of voices across languages
The finals saw participation from PhD students across all faculties, covering a diverse range of research topics. From exploring the significance of metaphors in documentaries to investigating the effects of plastic on river wildlife; from recreating the energy of the sun here on earth to discovering the dietary habits of our ancestors – all 11 presentations offer exceptional insight into the exciting research being done right here in York.
All presentations are now available online so you can re-live the magic hour of the finals or catch-up on any presentations you might have missed.
View the full online event here.
Watch the individual presentations and speaker biographies here.