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SMMI supported scholar wins Engineering heat of Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition

Published: 9 April 2019
Jenny Walker

After a very closely fought contest between five excellent candidates, Jenny Walker was judged to be the winner. She received a prize of £500 to be used towards her research, as well as a £100 Amazon voucher, and will represent the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University Grand Final on 15 May 2019.

Jenny, a Leverhulme Trust Doctoral scholar within SMMI, gave an excellent presentation of her research around the use of machine learning to extract information like biomass, biological carbon, and biodiversity from images of the seafloor.

3MT® was first developed by the University of Queensland, and is now a global initiative including many UK universities.  Participation in the competition helps our doctoral researchers to build their confidence and hone their presentation and communication skills.  Its also a great way to find out about the exciting and varied research going on across the University at doctoral level.

The Southampton Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is one of many such competitions held world-wide and 2019 will be the sixth year of Three Minute Thesis at Southampton.   The competition runs annually as part of our Festival of Doctoral Research.

We look forward to supporting Jenny in the University Grand Final!

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