STRIDE Trainee, Bhavya Ghai, Takes 3rd Place at 3-Minute Thesis!
Bhavya Ghai, a PhD student from Computer Science and an IACS Jr. Researcher Award Winner, participated in the 3MT competition on March 29th, 2019. Bhavya's talk, entitled, "Let's Make Technology Fair Again!" explored the dangers of technology in regards to various biases. After presenting alongside 18 other competitors, he was one of eight students invited back for a second round.
Three Minute Thesis, or 3MT, is an international comp etition founded at the University of Queensland , where doctoral candidates across many disciplines present their dissertation research findings to a general audience in just three minutes with only one slide. The goal of the 3MT competition is for students to engage all their communication skills to make their research vivid and engaging while emphasizing its key point without jargon.
Student competitors receive special coaching from the nationally-renowned Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. As a current STRIDE trainee, Bhavya has had several opportunities to communicate his science and has received extra training on doing so effectively.
Bhavya's third place victory earned him a ribbon and a check for $300--being part of STRIDE has paid off--literally! Congratulations, Bhavya!
See here to learn more about the 3MT competition.
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