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The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition of the University of Valladolid has got already its 12 finalists

In this 2019 edition 44 doctorate students have taken part, from them a dozen students have passed to the final which will be held in Palencia for the first time, on the 5th of November in the Main Hall.

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition, organized by the Doctoral School of the University of Valladolid, has ended its preliminary rounds in two high schools and two social centers of the city of Valladolid. Altogether 44 doctoral students of the UVa have faced during four sessions the challenge of showing in a pleasant way their research works in 180 seconds and convincing the jury.

For the final round, twelve participants (three for each preliminary round) have achieved success.  The final round will take place for the first time in Palencia on the 5th of November in the Main Hall.

The 12 participants, according to the doctoral program to which they belong, who have obtained a place for the final round, are:

  • Ángela Bravo Núñez, Science and Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.
  • Juan Valencia Ramos, Research in Health Sciences.
  • Lara Sanoguera Miralles, Biomedical Research.
  • Beatriz Merillas Valero, Physics
  • Yenesey Polledo Zulueta, Spanish language: Linguistics, Literature, and Communication.
  • Víctor Rodríguez González, Information and Telecommunications Technology.
  • Adrián Martín Montero, Information and Telecommunications Technology.
  • Carmen Martínez San Millán, Law.
  • Roberto Romero Oraá, Information and Telecommunications Technology.
  • Alfredo Holgueras López, Sciences of Vision.
  • Marta Martín Fernández, Biomedical Research.
  • Eduardo Sánchez Liendo, Texts from Classical Antiquity and their Survival

The competition means a challenge for the doctoral students of the University of Valladolid, who have to present clearly and concisely their doctoral dissertations by using only oratory resources and the rhetoric, the hypotheses, the aims and the general conclusions of their works. To that end, the participants could have attended preparatory classes which allow them to show their works in an eye-catching way during the little time they have. Also, the competition allows that different people, such as pre-university and general audience, could meet the research works developed in the core of the University of Valladolid through a dissemination activity.

As in previous editions, there are prizes for the first three: 2000, 1000 and 500 euros, and another one chosen by the audience in the final round. Furthermore, each finalist has a reward of 100 euros.

The jury of the preliminary and the final rounds are formed by different social, economic, politic, sportive and cultural representatives.

The initiative counts on the sponsor of the Chair of Mobility and Telephonic Education, the Governing Board and the Higher Technical School of Agriculture Engineering of the University of Valladolid. In its organization the Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit (UCC+i), UVadivulga collaborates.


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The finalist, Carmen Martínez San Millán took part in the competition in the field of Law. In the picture during her intervention
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The finalists, Adrián Martín, Carmen Martínez and Roberto Romero
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Juan Valencia, Ángela Bravo and Lara Sanoguera obtained also a place for the final round
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Beatriz Merillas, Víctor Rodríguez and Yenesey Polledo will take part in the final round in Palencia.
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In the middle of the picture the finalists Eduardo Sánchez, Marta Martín and Alfredo López accompanied by a part of the jury
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Lara Santoguera during her showing
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Roberto Romero convinced the jury, who chose him as one of the finalists
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Adrián Martín, his showing merited his place to the final round
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Ángela Bravo is among the dozen finalists who compete at the final round in Palencia