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Ellen Schelew Wins 3rd Place & People’s Choice Award for 3-Minute Thesis

Posted: April 5, 2017


Ellen Schelew (left), who received an honourable mention, with Michele Murphy.


Congratulations to SBQMI’s graduate student Ellen Schelew (her supervisor is Jeff Young) for placing third in the UBC 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. Her talk, “Secure Communication with Quantum Information,” also received People’s Choice Award during the PHAS heat of the 3MT.

3MT is a competition developed in 2008 by the University of Queensland. Graduate student participants need to explain their thesis research to a general public audience in the minute timeframe.

Congratulations again to Ellen for her outstanding performance in the final! To see the full results for the 2017 UBC 3MT competition final, visit the 3MT competition website.


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