Gravida Science Symposium 2013 – Day Two: student 90-second bus-stop competition
One of the key highlights of this year’s symposium was the student 90-second ‘bus-stop’ talks. Attendees were delighted by the quality of the presentations and simplicity of thought that students were able to bring to sometimes very complex topics. It was hard to choose winners for the competition, and this was a point of significant debate. However, the first prize in the student 90-second ‘bus-stop’ competition was given to Jasmine Plows (Liggins Institute; supervisor: Phil Baker), with second awarded jointly to Minglan Li (Liggins Institute; supervisor: Mark Vickers) and Mohanraj Krishnan (FMHS, University of Auckland; supervisor: Lesley McCowan). In addition, ‘highly commended’ certificates were also given to Sarah Gerritsen (FMHS, University of Auckland; supervisor: Susan Morton) and Megan Leask (University of Otago, Dunedin; supervisor: Peter Dearden).
Introduced by Gravida Student Coordinator Dr Jo Perry, the competition participants were: