SFU 3MT Final Update:
This year, two FAS students took home prizes at the 2022 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) SFU Final. Mechatronics MASc student Adlin Alwyn was announced as the runner up, with Engineering MASc student Ghazal Mirabnahrazam voted as the People's Choice winner.
By James Conn
This year’s Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS) heat Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition was held with video presentations made available for public viewing. Judges reviewed and scored each video submission, while the public was invited to vote for their favourite presentation for the People’s Choice Award.
3MT is designed to challenge graduate students to present and communicate their research effectively in an easy-to-understand manner to the general audience in three minutes using only one slide. The competition also served as an opportunity for students to develop personal and professional connections with other FAS students, faculty and staff, and to highlight some of the exciting research taking place at Simon Fraser University.
Sustainable energy engineering MASc student Oz Oren was announced as the first-place winner due to his engaging presentation that clearly outlined his research in a concise way. His presentation was titled “Developing a High Efficiency Wood Burning Stove.”
Mechatronic systems engineering MASc student Adlin Alwyn was announced as the runner-up. Her presentation garnered much praise regarding her smooth and passionate delivery on the topic. Her presentation was titled “Does a Robot Waving at You on the Beach Help the Earth?”
Mechatronic systems engineering PhD student Afagh Mohagheghi was announced as the People’s Choice Award winner based on public voting. Her presentation was titled “Intelligent Lighting and Monitoring Systems for Urban Horticulture.”
Both Oren and Alwyn will advance to the SFU final on April 6, 2022, where they will compete with students across the university for the chance to win $1000 and represent SFU at the Western Regional Competition.
Visit www.sfu.ca/fas/3mt for details and videos from the FAS heat. For full details about the overall SFU competition, including the rules and event schedule, visit www.sfu.ca/3mt.
2022 FAS Three Minute Thesis Student Participants
2022 Judging Panel
Dr. Brian Fraser
Senior Lecturer, School of Computing Science
Dr. Teresa Cheung
Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, School of Engineering Science
Dr. Carolyn Sparrey
Associate Professor, School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering
Dr. Sami Khan
Assistant Professor, School of Sustainable Energy Engineering
Please note that the judging panel was required to report any conflicts of interest and not score presentations of students they are supervising.