This spring, I elected to participate in Purdue’s Three Minute Thesis competition. The Three Minute Thesis concept originated in Australia, but competitions are held around the world; as someone who places immense value on effective science communication, I’ve always wanted to participate. This year, I’m glad to say that I finally did! My video is embedded below.
It was certainly something of a challenge to condense a topic as abstruse as hypersonic boundary layer transition into such a short format, let alone generate an image which could accurately depict the concept. However, I was thrilled to find that many friends, family, and acquaintances watched my video and found it informative and interesting. I was honoured to win second prize in Purdue’s competition, but beyond the accolade I was genuinely humbled to see how people responded to my work.