Bernal Institute postgraduate student Sarah Guerin won 1st prize in the 2016 national Thesis in 3 competition for her presentation entitled “Nature’s Shocking Secret”. Sarah works with Dr Damien Thompson and Dr Tofail Syed, Department of Physics on protein piezoelectricity.
The Sugar Club on Lower Leeson Street in Dublin hosted the final event on November 7th 2016 showcasing some of the innovative research currently happening in a number of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths research centres around the country.
The format of the presentations was inspired by other formats like Pecha Kucha and the Igniteseries, and researchers presented their doctoral work in a series of concise, rapidly paced talks consisting of 3 slides of precisely one minute each. Essentially, each presentation was a Thesis elevator pitch, which also opened up current Irish research to a wider audience.
Insight and other Science Foundation Ireland research centres co-ordinated the 8th Thesis in 3 evening event where students from different research centres around Ireland showcased their masters or doctoral research in the form of rapid-fire presentations.
Barbara Oliveira, NUI Galway was awarded 2nd place and 3rd place was awarded to Gabriella Farries, UCD.
Thesis in 3 is sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover Programme.
Sarah delivered her winning presentation at the Science Foundation Ireland Science Summit 2016, held at The Hogan Suite, Croke Park, Dublin on November 14th.