It's sixteen pages, saddle-stitch bound and in full color.
It's a good gift for new students, the recently defended and relatives thereof. If you zoom in on the boundary of human knowledge in the direction of genetics, there's something just outside humanity's reach: My wife and I chose to start funding these graduate students after we learned that our son has a rare, fatal genetic disorder.
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It’s an approach which might be perceived as a bit whacky and non-traditional by some.
I’ve used narrative method, but taken the notion of story further, including using a well-known literary novel as conceptual frame and even providing illustrations in my thesis.By the time 3MT day came around, I was still full of cold and bleary eyed, but I figured I only needed to be ‘on’ for three minutes. I presented the speech before its first ever audience on the day.I managed to remember my entire speech from start to finish, did it under time (which is crucial) and got some nice feedback afterwards.Last week I spoke at my university’s Three Minute Thesis competition, which challenges doctoral candidates to explain their research in under 180 seconds, to a non-specialist audience.Other Ph D students in the competition had been attending multiple workshops, practising for weeks in front of experts, and being given feedback from professors and each other.One small dent in the circle of knowledge; one giant leap for my son.You can read the full story in a new post: Hunting down my son's killer. I wrote my speech the week before, and then attempted to memorise it while teaching, marking essays, parenting, and revising my whole thesis (again), this time for the eyes of my second supervisor.In amongst that week, the universe decided to add night after sleepless night with sick children, and sickness for me, too.This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 2.5 License. That means you can share, copy, modify and reproduce this work as long as you attribute the original work to me and link back to it as outlined above.