Jessica Allingham, Lakehead University Graduate Student, wins 2nd place in the Provincial 3MT Competition for 2020

Jessica Allingham, a PhD student in Chemistry at Lakehead University, won second place in the Provincial 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) Competition held virtually by the University of Windsor, for her thesis presentation, “Brightening up brain injuries,” under the supervision of Dr. Michael Campbell and Dr. Wely Floriano.

The 3MT is a communication exercise that provides an opportunity for graduate students to communicate their scholarly research and creativity in just three minutes. It challenges graduate students to present their research in an engaging format that can be understood by an audience with no background in the research area.

Earlier last year, Jessica won the Lakehead University 3MT competition during Research & Innovation Week 2020, in a stiff competition of graduate student presentations, and she was chosen to represent Lakehead University in the province-wide competition. 

Unfortunately due to the pandemic, the in-person provincial 3MT competition was cancelled. But the University of Windsor, organizers of the provincial competition, pulled together and developed a virtual competition.

Jessica created a video presentation and submitted it to the virtual provincial competition. On Thursday, Jan. 28, the winners of the provincial competition were announced, and Jessica’s presentation was awarded the second-place prize.

 “I could not believe that from all the amazing presentations put forward, mine was selected as one of the best,” Jessica said. “I am honoured to have represented Lakehead University on the provincial stage.”

To watch Jessica's presentation visit this page.