3 Minute Thesis Competition Winners Announced

3 Minute Thesis Competition Winners, LtoR Cassie, Deepak, Wieteke and Kevin
Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 11:45

The Postgraduate Marketing and Recruitment Office and the Graduate Research Academy recently hosted our 3 Minute Thesis Competition during Research Week, which is a cornerstone event showcasing the exceptional research being conducted by our research students at Maynooth University.  

The 3MT competition offers a unique platform for research students to present their research to a diverse audience in just 3 short minutes with 1 static slide.  3MT provides a fantastic opportunity for students to hone their communication skills and showcase the essence of research projects in a concise and compelling manner. 

It was fantastic to see such a large number of students participate in this years' competition and our panel of 4 judges had the difficult task of selecting 3 winners from the 29 presenters.  We want to thank all participants for their time and effort in the 3MT competition this year.  

This years' winners were:

1st Place
Wieteke Windrich
The School of Modern Languages. Literatures and Cultures
PhD Research Topic: Cross-Linguistic Influence Between German and Dutch: Second Language Induced Changes to Posture Verbs and Progressive Auxiliary Verbs
2nd Place
Deepak Singh
School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures
PhD Research Topic: The Cross-linguistic Influence In The Process Of Learning Spanish As A Third Language: An Exploration Into The Minds Of Indian Bilingual Learners 
3rd Place (joint)
Kevin Dirk Kiy
Department of Psychology
PhD Research Topic: Implicit Bias in Language Models: a link between biased attitudes, language, and the media 
3rd Place (joint)
Cassandra Murphy
Department of Psychology/All Institute
PhD Research Topic: The Human-Nature Relationship : How to measure it?