Two PhD students from Education in 3 Minute Thesis finals

March 11, 2016

Faculty of Education PhD students Lee Beavington and Kimberly Nickel are among 14 finalists in the 3 Minute Thesis competition.

The annual event is an opportunity for masters and doctoral students to present their theses and be evaluated on their presentation skills. A panel will determine the best presenter and second place finisher, and will judge the candidates on comprehension, engagement, and communication style. 

The competition presents "an unparalleled interdisciplinary opportunity to hear about the interesting research that's taking place around the university." This year's finalists represent 12 different disciplines and their topics range from Dengue transmission and settlement change, to politeness, walkability, and robotic systems. 

From the Faculty of Education, Lee Beavington will speak about Scientific Ethics and Outdoor Education and Kimberly Nickel will present on the Professional Goalkeeper: The Criminal Justice Practica Supervisor.

The audience will be polled to select a finalist as the People's Choice winner. 

The 3 Minute Thesis finals will take place March 14, 2016 at SFU's Burnaby Campus. Pizza and snacks will be provided to those who attend. 

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