Ruby Stephens was crowned Macquarie’s Three-Minute Thesis winner on Friday 9 September, for her presentation How was the ancestor of all flowers pollinated?
The student from the School of Natural Sciences, said the competition was a great way to crystallise the ideas behind her thesis.
“And to explain it in a way that doesn’t make people fall asleep, hopefully.”
The competition’s prestigious judging panel consisted of Professors Sakkie Pretorius (DVC Research), Professor Jen Cornish (Academic Director, Graduate Research) and Dan Johnson (PVC Research Innovation). Dr Juliet Lum, Graduate Research Development, announced the 2022 winners.
Congratulations to the winners:
School of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering
How was the ancestor of all flowers pollinated?
School of Natural Sciences, FSE
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SECOND RUNNER UP
Department of Health Sciences, FMHHS
Closing the Gap: How older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women use technology to improve health
MQ Medical School, FMHHS
A 3D computed shoulder model
Stephens will proceed to the Asia-Pacific 3MT Semi-Finals on 26 September. You can support her by voting in the People’s Choice ballot via a poll on the 3MT website. The winner of the People’s Choice will also progress to the Asia-Pacific 3MT Final on 19 October as the wildcard entrant alongside the eight competitors chosen by the judging panels.