27 Mar 2017
ECE PhD Student Swapnadeep Poddar won the 1st Runner-up of the SENG Three Minute Thesis Competition

The Center for Engineering Education Innovation (E2I) held the 4th SENG Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®) on March 22, 2017. 3MT® is a research communication competition developed by the University of Queensland. It aims at challenging research students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so that they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience. 
Through the pre-selection interview eight students were selected to compete in this final round. Swapnadeep Poddar, an Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE) PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Zhiyong Fan, won the 1st Runner-up in this Three Minute Thesis Competition. His topic is about touch sensor titled "Electronic Skin - A Tangible Dream". He has received a cash prize valued at HK$2,000 and a travel grant of up to HK$15,000 for attending the 2017 Asia-Pacific 3MT® Competition.
This event emphasizes the importance and necessity of technical communication skills for engineering research students. The judges, finalists, and audience shared their experience and exchanged ideas about the improvement and enhancement of research communication skills.