Tell it Straight Competition – February 2013

Congratulations to all of the NCSR entrants shortlisted for the Tell it Straight competition run by the Graduate Studies office in February.

Adam Murphy won second prize in the oral presentation category for his presentation An Hourglass for Cancer. Adam is a BioAT student supervised by Prof. Colette McDonagh.

Triona O’Connell, a BioAT student supervised by Dr Brendan O’Connor and Dr Dermot Walls presented in this presentation section of the competition. Daniel Kirby, who is supervised by Prof. Jens Ducree also gave an oral presentation.

In the video section of the competition, 4 videos were selected, two of which were produced by researchers in the Biomedical Diagnostics Institute (BDI).

Ruairi Monaghan’s video, One size fits all, a surface for every sickness, was the overall winner in this category while Milena Rowinska’s video was also shortlisted.

Congratulations also to Garvan Doherty who was heavily involved with the production and filming of the two videos.

The competition invited students to communicate their research and it’s potential impact to a nonspecialist audience. Entries could be in the form of either a 5 minute oral presentation (Category 1) or a 2 minute YouTube video (Category 2).

The aim of the competition was to help students to crystallize their thoughts about their thesis, support the development of their capacity to communicate ideas effectively to a range of audiences, and may position them to compete externally.

The competition also showcased the range of research being undertaken by DCU’s postgraduate students.

First prize in each category was €400, with the runner up in each category receiving a prize of €200.


Entrants for the Tell it Straight Competition 2013