Arts and humanities success in 3 Minute Thesis competition

Posted on 20 July 2017

PhD students L Meghan Dennis (Archaeology) and Katherina Walper Gormaz (Language and Linguistic Science) have won second and third prize in the York 3MT competition

Winners of the 2017 3MT competition with Tom Stoneham.  L-R: Viswadeep Sarangi, Jet Sanders, Tom Stoneham, L Meghan Dennis, Katherine Walper Gormaz

Ten PhD students pitched their research against the clock, with just three minutes to communicate the impact of their research. All entries were to a really high quality, showcasing the strengths of postgraduate research at York.

Meghan spoke about her research using video games to promote ethical archaeology, and Katherina about her research on the use of hand gestures when teaching a foreign language. 

The winners were:

  • First prize: Jet Sanders (Psychology), 'Weekly cycles; cautious Thursdays’
  • Second prize: L Meghan Dennis (Archaeology), ‘Indiana Jones made me do it: Bad behaviour and worse archaeology in videogames’
  • Third prize: Katherina Walper Gormaz (Language and Linguistic Science), ‘Hands that speak’
  • School’s Choice: Viswadeep Sarangi (Electronic Engineering), ‘Robot doctor: Walking towards better diagnosis and recovery in health care’

More about the 3MT competition

Watch Meghan and Katherina's presentations here: