College crowns Three Minute Thesis champions

The Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology hosted its first ever Three Minute Thesis Competition last week. The top three students will now go on to compete in the university-wide competition hosted by BYU.

$250 award: 1st Place: Thomas Wall, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Lab-on-a-Chip

$200 award: 2nd Place: Andrew Broadbent, Chemical Engineering, Non-natural Amino Acids

$200 award: 3rd Place: Jacob Robinson, Mechanical Engineering, Design of a Novel Variable Stiffness Actuator

The Crowd Favorite, a non-cash award, was given to Jacob Robinson.

To compete, these and many other students had to present their graduate thesis in under three minutes, using every day language and only one stationary PowerPoint slide.

This competition started in 2008 at the University of Queensland and has spread across the United States. BYU is excited to participate this year and plans on making the 3MT an annual event.

Congratulations to all of the winners and best of luck at the university competition.

For more information on the Three Minute Thesis Competition, click here.

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