John Bandler—Three Minute Thesis
John Bandler is active in artistic, literary, academic, speaking and theatrical endeavors. See Bandler’s non-technical bio. Since 2015, he has directed his attention to the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition.
In 2015, he delivered workshops to candidates for McMaster University’s Three Minute Thesis and Falling Walls Competitions. Since then, he has been active mentoring graduate students from all disciplines the art of creating and delivering the Three Minute Thesis.
In 2017, he delivered “Clear, Brief, Engaging: Your Thesis in Three Minutes,” a workshop with Ana Kovacevic for candidates of the 2017 McMaster University Three Minute Thesis Competition. Watch “Clear, Brief, Engaging: Your Thesis in Three Minutes.” An IEEE MTT-S Webinar on “The Art of Effectively Communicating Complex, Highly Technical Work in Three Minutes” was held on March 28, 2017.
Listen to our 2017 CFMU interview by Mark Gonzalez, “How YOU can better prepare for McMaster’s 3 Minute Thesis competition!”
Listen to our 2018 CFMU interview by Sawayra Owais, “The AlmaMAC Episode 52 (Feb. 8/10): Presenting for life with Dr. John Bandler, Michelle Ogrodnik, and Daniel Tajik.”
In 2018, with Michelle Ogrodnik and Daniel Tajik, he delivered “Clear, Brief, Engaging: Your Thesis in Three Minutes.” Watch “Clear, Brief, Engaging: Your Thesis in Three Minutes.” An IEEE MTT-S Webinar on “Communicating Your Highly Technical Work to Non-Specialists in Three Short Minutes” was held on March 13, 2018.
In 2016, with Erin Kiley, he initiated the inaugural Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition for the 2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) open to students and young professionals. The competition took place in Honolulu, Hawaii, in June 2017.
You can find selected videos on the MTT-S IMS YouTube channel. In particular, watch Daniel Tajik, “Microwave Holography: The Future of Medical Imaging,” First Place Winner and Audience Choice Winner; Shirin Montazeri, “Low-power Electronics for Future Telescopes,” Second Place Winner; Sandamali Devadithya, “Fast Radar Imaging: Shorter Queues at Airport Security,” Third Place Winner; Farhan Abdul Ghaffar, “Don’t Talk Back!” Honorable Mention.
The Three Minute Thesis Competition continues for it’s second year in Philadelphia in June 2018 at 2018 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS).
See Bandler’s YouTube channel for videos relevant to presentations in general and 3MT in particular. See Bandler’s Lifetime Publications for references to recent, relevant articles and links to videos of workshops and seminars.
Last Update: March 24 2018