A key capability for any successful researcher is being able to communicate their research and its impact to all audiences. QUT’s Graduate Research Education & Development (GRE+D) hosts the annual Graduate Research Student Showcase in September each year.
The event is a celebration of QUT’s graduate research student talent with the QUT Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) and Visualise Your Thesis (VYT) Grand Finals.
The 3MT and VYT are research communication competitions designed to assist graduate research students to communicate their research and its impact to a general audience. The showcase is a public event highlighting the research of our finalists to students, staff, and the public.
We support our contestants
We are invested in preparing our students through our Graduate Research Education and Development (GRE+D) framework. With specialized training and coaching in research articulation and public speaking, our students develop skills in communicating their research and its impact to broad audiences.
QUT Three Minute Thesis (3MT®)
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an international competition which cultivates graduate students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. Graduate researchers have just 3 minutes to explain their research and its significance in a compelling speech. 3MT® challenges graduate researchers to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience.
2020 3MT winnerFerran Nadal-Bufi
Starving cancer cells to death
Cancer cells need large amounts of energy to constantly grow. My research is looking at how we can starve cancer cells to death using a fascinating class of molecules called peptides. This represents an innovative strategy to design the next generation of drugs for anticancer therapy.
Nurses - because they're worth it!
My research investigates which factors influence staff dose levels and will inform future efforts to minimise occupational dose to better protect staff.
A controversy analysis of Tesla’s big battery
My research looks at how a wager on Twitter resulted in the construction of the world’s largest lithium-ion battery, sparking a controversy that has shaped Australia’s renewable energy transition.
Jayanti Arun Mendhi
Mussel inspired coatings to win the race for the surface
My research coats dental implants with an adhesive chemical that allows incorporation of antibacterial elements to prevent bacterial infection and enhance healing at the same time.
Managing Emotions in the Fog of Uncertainty: An Entrepreneur's Perspective
We can all learn from the strategies entrepreneurs use to manage their emotions, which is what my research aims to uncover.
Place Recognition Anywhere, Anytime: Inspired By Human and Rodent Navigation
My research is all about improving autonomous navigation, whether it be for a robot or a driverless car.
Walking the chain: Perspectives on sustainability in the fashion value chain
My presentation explains how understanding people’s perspectives around the value of sustainability in the fashion supply chain is critical to improving how our clothing is made.
Bullying is not tolerated at this university
Bullying can impact a student’s academic performance, mental health and physical health, yet universities are not required by law to have student anti-bullying policies. Without regulations, how informative and usable are the policies universities provide students?
Visualise Your Thesis (VYT)
Visualise Your Thesis challenges graduate research students to present their research in a sixty second, eye-catching digital display. Entrants are tasked with developing a striking presentation to encapsulate their research projects in short, engaging, digital narratives.
2020 VYT international winnerKelly Wilson-Stewart
Protecting nurses from radiation exposure
When patients undergo x-ray procedures which utilise live imaging, staff are also exposed to radiation. This may lead to the development of cancer, cataracts, DNA or vascular damage. This research investigates which factors influence staff dose levels and will inform future efforts to minimise occupational dose to better protect staff.