SmartTab CMO Participates as a Judge in the 3 Minute Thesis Competition at the International Microwave Symposium in Denver, Colorado

By Sacha Heppell - July 01, 2022

The 2022 3MT® is designed to stimulate interest in the wide range of applications of microwave technology. Such information would help renew public interest in microwaves as a transformative technology that is rewarding both to those who study it, and to those whose daily lives benefit from incorporation of scientific developments in consumer products. 

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition, developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, in 2008, (see “cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.” In three minutes or less, using only one static slide, and no other props, contestants deliver their presentation to a panel of non-specialist judges. These judges rank the contestants, based on how engaging, accessible, and compelling they made their presentation. A candidate who goes overtime is disqualified.

SmartTab's Chief Marketing Officer, Sacha Francois Heppell had the privilege to judge the competition. Awards were given to the presenters who delivered the most engaging, accessible, and compelling presentation. 


Competition Judges: Mandey Tara Brown, Science Fiction author; Kellen Short speechwriter for Chancellor Phil DiStefano at the University of Colorado Boulder; Seth Vuletich, Scholarly Communications Librarian at the Colorado School of Mines; Sacha Francois Heppell is CMO at SmartTab; William Kowalski of Atomos Space; James Saulsbury of Colorado School of Mines; Sherry Hess product marketing group director at Cadence.


The presenters who were selected for the competition. 


Aline Eid, Co-chair of the Microwave Week 2022 3MT® Committee


A presenter during his 3 Minute Thesis.


The judges writing scores after each presentation.


One of the winners of the competition. 





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